Third Round of the India-US Maritime Security Dialogue Held


Panaji, Goa. The third round of the India-US Maritime Security Dialogue was held in Panaji, Goa from April 30-May 1. The Indian delegation was led jointly by Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Joint Secretary (D&ISA), Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (AMS), Ministry of External Affairs and Richa Misra, Joint Secretary (Navy), Ministry of Defence. Mr. David Helvey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and Mr. Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs led the US side.

During the Dialogue, the two sides discussed developments in the maritime domain in the Indo-Pacific Region and exchanged views on ways to further strengthen bilateral maritime security cooperation.


They also reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken during the previous Maritime Security Dialogues.

The next round of the Dialogue would be held in the United States on mutually convenient dates.