Panel discussions on sub-themes would be spread over eight sessions on three successive days, thereby providing ample scope for varied perspectives to be considered.
This year’s theme for the Indian Navy conference is “Evolution in Maritime Strategy during the 21stCentury: Imperatives, Challenges, and, Way Ahead”
Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD), the apex international annual conference of the Indian Navy, is scheduled to be held as a three-day online event that commences today, i.e. on October 27, and lasts till Friday, October 29.
According to a press statement by the ministry of defence, the dialogue has been held every year since 2018. This year’s IPRD will focus on eight specific sub-themes under the broad theme of “Evolution in Maritime Strategy during the 21st Century: Imperatives, Challenges, and, Way Ahead”.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh, minister of external affairs S Jaishankar, and petroleum minister Hardeep S Puri will address the sessions.
Panel discussions on these sub-themes would be spread over eight sessions on three successive days thereby providing ample scope for varied perspectives to be considered.
The aim is to encourage a free flow of ideas and views. The eight sub-themes are – Evolving Maritime Strategies within the Indo-Pacific: Convergences, Divergences, Expectations and Apprehensions, Adaptive Strategies to Address the Impact of Climate Change upon Maritime Security, Port-led Regional Maritime Connectivity and Development Strategies, Cooperative Maritime Domain Awareness Strategies, Impact of the Increasing Recourse to Lawfare upon a Rules-based Indo-Pacific Maritime Order, Strategies to Promote Regional Public-Private Maritime Partnerships, Energy-Insecurity, and Mitigating Strategies, Strategies to Address the Manned-Unmanned Conundrum at Sea.