Fourth edition of Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue started in New Delhi

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Fourth edition of Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue

The fourth edition of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) was begun on November 23, 2022 in New Delhi. This dialogue will continue till 25 November.

Important facts

  • IPRD is an apex level international annual conference of the Indian Navy. 

  • The National Maritime Foundation is the knowledge partner of the Navy and the main organiser of each edition of the event.

  • The theme of IPRD-2022 is the 'Operationalising the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative'.

  • The theme was articulated by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Bangkok, at the 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) on 4 November 2019.

  • Six professional sessions will be organised in this three-day event.

  • As part of the event, globally renowned speakers and eminent panellists will explore how the areas of maritime cooperation can be operationalized optimally and inclusively.

  • In addition, there will be Margdarshan sessions which will include addresses by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav.

Subject of the Dialogue

  • Maritime Security, Maritime Ecology, Maritime Resources, Disaster Risk-reduction and Management, Trade-Connectivity and Maritime Transport, Capacity-building and Resource sharing, and Science, Technology and Academic Cooperation.

Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue

  • The first two editions of IPRD were held in New Delhi in 2018 and 2019 respectively, however, IPRD 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • The third edition of IPRD was conducted in online mode in 2021.

  • Each edition of the IPRD aims to review the opportunities and challenges arising within the Indo-Pacific.

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