Challenges, Issues on IOR Discussed

The seminar addressed a broad canvas of issues ranging from the strategic environment around India to maritime air operations and joint operations.

Published: 18th July 2015 02:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2015 02:01 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  A wide range of issues concerning air defence over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and the new challenges related to it were discussed at a seminar organised at the Southern Air Command (SAC) headquarters at Akkulam here.

Challenge.jpgAir Marshal Jasbir Walia, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SAC, inaugurated the seminar on ‘Indian Ocean Region: New Equations’ organised under the aegis of the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS). Air Marshal (Retd) Vinod Patney, director general, CAPS, gave the opening and closing remarks and also chaired the sessions.

“The seminar was attended by senior officers of HQ SAC and generated invigorating discussions on a broad canvas of issues ranging from the strategic environment around India to maritime air operations and joint operations,” a defence spokesperson said.

Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani, Group Captain Anil Gulrajani, Capt (IN) H P S Sodhi, Wing Commander K K Nair and E Dilip Raj spoke.

CAPS promotes policy-related research, study and discussion on issues related to national security. Founded in 2002, the discussions initiated by CAPS have helped the defence services develop practical solutions to many security challenges, the spokesperson said.

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