Weekly News Update

Extension of a MoU between the Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. Credit: © daboost via Getty Images


Europe: List of the top ten fastest-growing private security companies published by inc.com: http://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/ss/inc-5000-europe-2016-fastest-growing-companies-in-europe-inc-5000.html


Japan: Against the backdrop of global terrorist threat, the Metropolitan Police Department opted for visible security arrangements at the Tokyo Marathon. Over 10'000 police officers and private security guards have been deployed along the marathon route. High-tech security measures developed by the private sector were tried out in the perspective of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, including drones and an innovative facial-recognition system: http://www.asianews.network/content/high-tech-security-tokyo-marathon-10468


India: An MoU between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has been extended by mutual consent for a period of five more years from March 17 this year, the external affairs ministry said on Friday: http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/india-pakistan-maritime-security-mou-extended-1.1680204


Nigeria: A US-led naval training manoeuvre that turned into a rescue mission after pirates took over an oil tanker. This event has been acclaimed as the first big success in international maritime cooperation in the region by various maritime security representatives: http://www.todayonline.com/world/africa/training-exercise-west-africa-becomes-real-life-navy-drama