India Signs Ascension Pact To 30-Member Trans Regional Maritime Network

India signed an ascension pact to the 30-member Trans-Regional Maritime Network that will give it an access to the information on ships passing through the Indian Ocean Region.

India already has bilateral White Shipping Agreements with 36 countries. The pact will give India the access to information on ships which pass through the Indian Ocean region that will greatly help the security forces in keeping a tab on any suspicious activity, an official said.

Source- The Economic Times

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  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari is the present Minister of Shipping.

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