Indian Navy Hosts Goa Maritime Symposium – 2018

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba to inaugurate the Symposium

Indian Navy

NEW DELHI. Indian Navy through the Naval War College Goa is hosting the ‘Goa Maritime Symposium – 2018’ on October 16 in order to Foster friendly relations with India’s maritime neighbours. The symposium will be inaugurated by Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Sunil Lanba.

The event, which is a follow-on to the maiden Goa Maritime Conclave held in 2017, is likely to be attended by senior naval officers and representatives from 16 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: the island nations of Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives; Oman in West Asia; and South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique from Africa.

Aimed at establishing academic excellence and sharing of ideas among India’s maritime neighbours, the symposium will facilitate interaction between senior representatives of navies and maritime agencies in the Indian Ocean Region on common issues of maritime interest.

With the Indian Ocean becoming the locus of the 21st century strategic landscape, the symposium will play a constructive role in bringing together stakeholders that have a role in evolving strategies, policies and implementation mechanisms in the maritime domain.

Nestled in the lush environs of North Goa, the venue for the Conclave, INS Mandovi, and the adjoining, imposing Aguada Fort, are a fitting tribute to the rich maritime history, culture and traditions of Goa, which date all the way back to the second century BC. With its ties to the past and vista into the future, the venue will add a unique flavour to the planned deliberations.

The theme for the one day symposium is “Building Stronger Maritime Partnerships in IOR.” The focus of the symposium 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.

The event will witness eminent speakers articulating their views on these important issues, which will be followed by theme based discussions. Informal meetings and social engagements are also planned to build synergy and address common concerns with greater engagement, transparency and, more importantly, friendship.

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  • Sir,
    Good news. There are people outside the frame work of the Government, who are members of organisations like Indian Navy Maritime History Society (MHS), International Maritime Foundation, International Maritime Federation etc, who are also interested in such great events. But unfortunately, the Government/ Navy seems to be not wanting to inform such people and their presence, but resort to present the whole proceedings in front of a (yawning) captive audience. I am the member of all those three organisations mentioned earlier and a keen student of Maritime History for the past half century. Apart from being the curator of MHS ( 1995-96) and still an active member of that, I am the CEO of one of the above, which does the operational side — man and manage ships around the world, I came to know of this seminar only in the morning of 11th Oct, at the 11th hour. Still I am trying my chance (by knocking at various doors of authorities) as an observer at my own cost .
    Looking forward for the hard/soft copy of the Seminar Proceedings at my following address, please.
    If I am unable to express my appreciation/comments of the Seminar in person– then all the best for the Seminar.
    Thanking you,

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