Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography

Eds: Nutan Kapoor Mahawar and Vijay Sakhuja

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A variety of political priorities, economic necessities and changing strategic perspectives are the catalyst for the concept of the ‘Indo-Pacific’. This large maritime space combines the Indian and the Pacific Oceans and offers numerous positive spinoffs in the form of cooperative agendas in the region. Several IORA Member States individually have an evolved position on the Indo-Pacific. They see themselves as natural partners of the Indo-Pacific and firmly believe in enhancing politico-diplomatic, economic and strategic engagements with countries of Southeast Asia as also those in the Pacific region. They are committed to making the region inclusive, open, stable, secure, prosperous, and visualize a rule-based order for the Indo-Pacific. It is also their belief that the existing maritime cooperative mechanisms in the Indian Ocean are successful models of cooperation for the Indo-Pacific. At the regional level, the IORA Member States are focussed on enhancing maritime connectivity through development of ports and shipping and are augmenting digital connectivity for efficient supply chains. Maritime security and safetyis high on the agenda of the IORA Member States and common security concerns are being addressed through cooperative initiatives which are facilitated by dialogues that seek solutions for a favourable maritime environment in the Indian Ocean.

Eds: Nutan Kapoor Mahawar and Vijay Sakhuja

Ms. Nutan Kapoor Mahawar, a career diplomat, joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1996. During her over 24 years career, she has worked on various assignments both in New Delhi and abroad. At Headquarters,

Ms. Mahawar has served in the Parliament & Coordination, Europe West, Disarmament& International Security Affairs (D&ISA) Divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. She has held positions in Indian Missions in Geneva and Moscow. Since January 2019, Ms. Mahawar is Joint Secretary in the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi. Ms. Mahawar is a post-graduate in Economics. She is proficient in Hindi, English and Russian languages.

Dr. Vijay Sakhuja is former Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, India. He has been on the faculty of a number of think tanks and universities in India and overseas. A former Indian Navy officer, Sakhuja specializes in Indo-Pacific affairs, naval developments, maritime security, climate change, Arctic issues, Blue Economy and 4th Industrial Revolution technologies. He has published over 40 books, edited volumes and monographs.

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is member of the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis),Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies andJournal of Greater Mekong Studies.

C ontents

Introduction
Executive Summary
6th Indian Ocean Dialogue 2019: Delhi Consensus

Remarks

Ambassador Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan
Dr.Nomvuyo N. Nokwe
Ambassador P.S. Raghavan
H.E. Mr. V. Muraleedharan
H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar

Plenary Session I: Indo-Pacific Seamless and Collective

Chairman’s Remarks
H.E. Mr. Barry Faure

Lead Panellist
H.E. Professor Anil Sooklal

Panellist
Dr. David Brewster

Panellist
Rear Admiral KaziSarwar Hossain

Panellist
Ambassador Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan

Plenary Session II: Maritime Connectivity and Infrastructure

Chairman’s Remarks
Mr. Abdulrahman Salim Al Hatmi

Lead Panellist
Mr. Salem Alzaabi

Panellist
Dr. Abdul Reza Faraji-Rad

Panellist
Mr. Rohan Masakorala

Panellist
Professor DhanjayJhurry

Panellist
Ms. NjokiMboce

Panellist
Mr. Kgame A. Molope

Plenary Session III: Delivering Public Goods at Sea

Chairman’s Remarks
H.E. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

Lead Panellist
Dr.GaneshanWignaraja

Panellist
Ms. ErnestaSwanepoel

Panellist
Commodore K.M. Ramakrishnan, VSM

Panellist
Dr.PawanPatil

1st IORA Expert Group Meeting on Academic, Science and
Technology Cooperation and 25th Meeting of Indian
Ocean Rim Academic Group


Programme

1st Expert Group Meeting on Academic, Science and Technology
Cooperation (EGMASTC) and 25th Indian Ocean Rim Academic
Group (IORAG), PravasiBharatiya Kendra (PBK), New Delhi,
12 December 2019


1st IORA Expert Group Meeting on Academic, Science and
Technology Cooperation (EGMASTC), New Delhi,
12 December 2019

25th Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG), New Delhi, 12 December 2019

Remarks by Dr.Nomvuyo N. Nokwe

Final Decision Report

Glimpses of 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue

 

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