GOA MARITIME SYMPOSIUM (GMS) – 2021 | UPSC

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GOA MARITIME SYMPOSIUM (GMS) – 2021

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MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence

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GOA MARITIME SYMPOSIUM (GMS) – 2021

AIM

  • Towards fostering friendly relations with its maritime neighbours, Indian Navy hosted ‘GMS-21’ under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa on 11 and 12 May 21.
  • Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event for the first time was hosted in virtual mode, with online participation of Naval representatives from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral countries.

PARTICIPANTS

THEME 2021

  • The emphasis is on capacity building amongst the IOR Navies to tackle emerging common maritime threats.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • With the Indian Ocean becoming the locus of 21st century strategic landscape, the symposium will play a constructive role in bringing together the stakeholders who have a role in evolving strategies, policies and implementation mechanisms on the issues of common interest in maritime domain.
  • In addition to presenting cooperative strategies for enhancing interoperability among partner maritime agencies, the event provided a forum for articulation of views on the crucial maritime issues, followed by theme based discussions.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • It provides a forum to increase maritime security cooperation, discuss regional maritime issues, and promote friendly relationships among the member states.

  • It also brought out competing narratives and suggested roadmaps for the future including strengthening existing frameworks such as the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) – an Indian Navy initiative since 2008.
     SOURCES:  PIB  | GOA MARITIME SYMPOSIUM (GMS) – 2021 | UPSC

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