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India Will Continue To Oppose Aggression Attempts On Land, Sea: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar

India Will Continue To Oppose Aggression Attempts On Land, Sea: Defence Secretary

Ajay Kumar emphasised that India will work with all keen nations for peace within the area.

Panaji:

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar on Monday mentioned India will work with all keen nations for peace within the area, push for a rules-bound world and proceed to oppose makes an attempt of aggression on land and the ocean.

He lauded the Indian Navy’s contribution in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and mentioned it not solely remained alert in safeguarding marine borders, however went an additional mile to offer help to numerous Indian Ocean Region (IOR) littoral nations.

Mr Kumar was addressing the third version of ”Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC)-2021” hosted by the Indian Navy right here beneath the aegis of the Naval War College, Goa.

The theme for this yr’s version of GMC is “Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for Proactive Role for IOR Navies”.

Mr Kumar lauded the Indian Navy for its contribution in combating the pandemic and in addition counseled it for saving valuable lives on the sea throughout cyclones and different pure calamities.

Among the armed forces, the Navy has a cardinal position in not solely guaranteeing secure and peaceable sea lanes, but in addition responding to humanitarian crises in man-made or pure catastrophe conditions, the senior bureaucrat mentioned.

“The Indian Navy has and can proceed to work for HADR (humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction) within the area as a primary responder and web safety supplier,” he mentioned.

He emphasised that India will work with all keen nations for peace within the area.

While standing for a rules-bound world, New Delhi will proceed to oppose makes an attempt of aggression and to discourage them on land and the ocean, Mr Kumar mentioned.

The defence secretary mentioned maritime safety and financial prosperity had been inter-related and inter-dependent from the occasions immemorial.
Kumar mentioned the conclave was symbolic of India’s constructive engagement within the Indian Ocean Region.

He highlighted India’s engagement and continued efforts in the direction of reaching out to the nations within the area bilaterally and beneath the framework of IONS (Indian Ocean Naval Symposium), IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association), BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation), Colombo Security Conclave and different buildings.

Mr Kumar spoke concerning the Indian initiative of establishing the Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) for fostering higher understanding of the maritime area and sought additional assist and participation from IOR international locations.

At the GMC 2021, the Indian Navy is internet hosting chiefs of navies/heads of maritime forces from 12 IOR international locations comprising Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, delivered the welcome deal with the place he highlighted the significance of the maritime area and the Indian Navy’s dedication in the direction of guaranteeing security, safety, and inclusive development within the IOR.

He reminded the members concerning the maritime imaginative and prescient of ”SAGAR” (Security and Growth for All within the Region) articulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

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