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28th IMBL Meeting held

28th IMBL Meeting held 2017 5 20The 28th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between Sri Lanka and India was held on Friday (19th May 2017).

The annual meeting between the navies of the two neighboring countries took place onboard SLNS Sayura at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai, states the navy media.

Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva led the local delegation and Flag Officer Tamil Nadu Area (FOTNA) Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar headed the Indian delegation for the meeting.

The annual IMBL meeting provides a platform to exchange views and ideas with regard to operational effectiveness through common understanding of the Navies and Coast Guards of two neighboring countries. Maintaining effective maritime security in the region by integration of forces through co-operation, coordination and collaboration were the mainly discussed topics at this year's meeting.

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