A four member delegation led by Deputy High Commissioner of New Zealand Ms SuzannahJessep called on Additional Director General, Indian Coast Guard VSR Murthy today. The meeting afforded an opportunity to introduce New Zealand Defence Adviser Commodore Ian Mower, who has recently taken over and is on visit to India from 11 to 17 February 2018. Assistant Chief Strategic Commitments and Engagements, New Zealand Defence Force Brigadier John Boswell also accompanied the delegation.
Wide ranging discussions covering ICG role, responsibilities and the emerging challenges in the maritime domain were deliberated. The meeting also provided an insight into the maritime set up of New Zealand which has one of the largest search and rescue regions (SRR) in the world covering an area of about 30 million square kms extending up to Antarctica.