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‘Be extra humane in the direction of our fishermen’: India tells Sri Lanka

The 32nd Global Maritime Boundary Line(IMBL) meeting between India and Sri Lanka witnessed the discussion of Maritime Security and the protection of Indian fishermen in the Palk Strait. The Palk Strait is a slim strip of sea that connects Southern India with Sri Lanka. The meeting supplied a discussion board for the Navies and Waft Guards from all aspects to extra toughen mutual cooperation and synergy in operations. 

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Held at sea, in the Bay of Bengal, the meeting modified into as soon as conducted on board the Sri Lankan Naval ship Sayura. It modified into as soon as co-chaired by RAdm S Venkat Raman, Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Naval area and RAdm TMAA Tennekoon, Commander of Northern Naval Sing, Sri Lankan Navy. 

The Indian delegation educated the Sri Lankan security agencies to dispute a extra humane means in the direction of the Indian fishermen. Every delegations reiterated the necessity for expeditious knowledge sharing, especially on factors that require fast action.

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The emphasis on the scenario of Indian fishermen is mighty, on condition that the Sri Lankan Navy and Waft Guard had been gripping and seizing the boats of Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu, on allegations of transgressing into Lankan waters and poaching there. Given the proximate nature of the southern Tamil Nadu hover and the Northern Sri Lankan hover, there are variations in the belief of the Global maritime boundary. 

Though the waters are patrolled by all aspects, Sri Lankan nationals injurious over into India, by unlawful ferries or fishing boats. This has been rampant since the time the worst-ever economic crisis struck Sri Lanka in March this year and quite a lot of folks made up our minds to cruise the nation, due to the the skyrocketing costs and lack of means to bewitch care of their livelihoods.


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