- The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will be co-hosting an international workshop that aims to deepen knowledge on issues related to piracy and armed robbery.
- The workshop has been organised in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC).
- ReCAAP is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia.
- The Agreement entered into force on 4 September 2006.Till now,20 States (14 Asian countries,4 European countries,Australia,the USA) have become Contracting Parties to ReCAAP.
- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN countries except Malaysia and Indonesia are the 14 Asian countries.
- Further,the four European countries are Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
- The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre(ISC) was established for exchanging information among Contracting Parties on incidents of piracy and armed robbery,supports capacity building efforts of Contracting Parties, and for cooperative arrangements.
- The Indian Coast Guard was established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act,1978 of as an independent armed force of India.The organization is headed by the Director General Indian Coast Guard (DGICG).
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