Chennai: Indian Coast Guard, which recently joined hands with the Assam Rifles to utilise each other’s assets for operational training, may have such tie-ups with other paramilitary forces, a top CG official said Tuesday.Speaking on the sidelines of a reciprocation ceremony here held onboard “ICGS Shaurya”, which has been affiliated with the 3rd (Naga Hills) Battalion of Assam Rifles, Coast Guard Additional Director General V S R Murthy said the collaboration was the first of its kind initiative by the marine force. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC”May be in the future. This is the first step which will yield so much of dividends,” he told reporters when asked whether the Coast Guard would have similar associations with other paramilitary forces such as the BSF and the CRPF. In the first affiliation among paramilitary forces, the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard had on May 22 signed the ‘Charter of Affiliation’ to utilise each other’s assets for operational training, sports and adventure. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsDirector Generals of the Indian Coast Guard and the Assam Rifles Rajendra Singh and Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan respectively had inked the pact at a ceremony in Shillong. Talking about the affiliation, Murthy said one was a land force and the other a marine force and both had their own experience and strong points. “…when they work closely they understand operational philosophies and culture. More importantly, it would develop a bondage between them,” he said.