The Indian Navy at Goa from 31 October to 01 November 2022 conducted fourth edition of biennial Goa Maritime Symposium successfully. Coming out of the shadows of global COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Navy was delighted to witness physical participation of overseas delegates from all 12 invitees. Representatives from Navies and Maritime Agencies from 12 Friendly Foreign Indian Ocean littoral countries, which included Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand, besides India, attended the Symposium, conducted by the Naval War College, Goa.
Over the two days of the Symposium, the participants deliberated upon several maritime security aspects of contemporary relevance. The theme for GMS-22 was ‘Maritime Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region: Converting Common Maritime Priorities into Collaborative Mitigation Frameworks’. Through four panel discussions with dedicated sub-themes, the participants were successful to garner a clear vision for an outcome-oriented agenda for the Goa Maritime Conclave, which would be hosted by the Indian Navy in 2023.