Navies of the Indian Ocean region come together for the Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) - 2021 on may 11 and 12th

2021-05-14 17:27:30 Marine News

Indian Navy hosted Goa Maritime symposium 2021 under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa on  May 11 and 12 th towards fostering friendly relations with its Maritime Neighbors.

Naval representatives from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral countries Thailand participated online

Naval representatives from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral countries, which included India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated online owing to Covid 19 pandemic for the first time

Maritime Security and Emerging Non traditional threat- a case for pro active role for the Navies of the Indian Ocean region was the theme of the two day convention. The emphasis on capacity builidng among the naviges of the region to tackle emerging common Maritime threats was discussed at length

Indian Ocean becoming the locus of 21st century strategic landscape

With the Indian Ocean becoming the locus of 21st century strategic landscape, the symposium has played a constructive role in bringing together the stakeholders who have a role in evolving strategies, policies and implementation mechanisms on the issues of common interest in maritime domain.

In addition to presenting cooperative strategies for enhancing interoperability among partner maritime agencies, the event provided a forum for articulation of views on the crucial maritime issues, followed by theme based discussions.

Commodore Nitin Kapoor, Deputy Commandant Naval War College welcomed the member participants through a welcome address post which the symposium was formally inaugurated by Rear Admiral Sai Venkat Raman, VSM, Commandant Naval War College, who also delivered the key note address. Commodore Shantanu Jha,  Commodore (Foreign Cooperation), in his closing address, thanked all member countries for their valuable contribution during the Goa Maritime Symposium-21.

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