PANAJI: A five-member delegation led by CG Admiral Artemio Manalo Abu, Commandant Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) visited Goa on 21 August for a bilateral meet with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
During the visit, the delegation visited Headquarters Coast Guard District no-11, Goa and met with senior ICG officials and toured a number of ICG facilities including the frontline Offshore Patrol Vessel, ICGS Sujeet.
The delegation was showcased the Indian Shipbuilding by visit to GSL and Aerospace industry capabilities, which included a Customer Demonstration Flight (CDF) on the ALH MK3 helicopter by HAL. The ALH MK3 is a multi-role helicopter capable of performing a variety of missions, including search and rescue, anti-submarine warfare, and maritime surveillance.
The delegation also visited the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), which is one of India’s leading shipbuilding companies. The GSL is currently building a number of ships for the Indian Coast Guard and Navy. The PCG is also looking to acquire new assets and technologies to improve its maritime capabilities.
The visit is a significant milestone in the Philippines cooperation with India. It is expected to further strengthen the two countries’ maritime ties and promote regional cooperation signaling a significant step forward in their bilateral relationship.