New Delhi: As part of the move to strengthen relations with maritime neighbours, Indian Navy through the Naval War College, Goa is hosting three-day ‘Goa Maritime Conclave – 2019’ from October 3.
The event is a follow-on to the maiden Goa Maritime Conclave held in 2017 and is likely to be attended by Chiefs of Navies and their representatives from Indian Ocean littoral countries, which include Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand from South East Asia; Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka from India’s immediate neighbourhood; and the island nations of Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives.
It is aimed at establishing academic excellence and sharing of ideas amongst India’s maritime neighbours and facilitate interaction between the leadership of the participating navies and maritime agencies in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) on common issues of maritime interest.
With the Indian Ocean becoming the locus of the 21st century strategic landscape, the conclave will play a constructive role in bringing together stakeholders that have a role in evolving strategies, policies and implementation mechanisms in the maritime domain.
The theme for the conclave is “Common Maritime Priorities in IOR and need for Regional Maritime Strategy”. The focus of the conclave is on capacity building among IOR Navies to tackle emerging maritime threats, as well as discussing cooperative strategies for enhancing interoperability among partner maritime agencies.