Goa Maritime Symposium

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Goa Maritime Symposium

The fourth edition of the Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) is being conducted by the Naval War College (NWC) at Goa from 31 October to 1 November 2022.

Important facts

  • The theme of GMS-2022 is Maritime Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region: Converting Common Maritime Priorities into Collaborative Mitigation Frameworks.

  • The Symposium was inaugurated by Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar, Commandant, Naval War College.

  • The participants of the symposium include Captains/ officers of the rank of Commander or equivalent from navies/ maritime forces from friendly countries like Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand besides India.

About Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS)

  • It was conceptualised and instituted by the Indian Navy in 2016.

  • It is a forum for promoting collaborative thinking, cooperation and mutual understanding between India and the major maritime countries of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

  • The Symposium is organised biennially by NWC, Goa and so far three editions of the event have been organised.

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