VISAKHAPATNAM: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural session of International Maritime Conference (IMC) at the Taj Gateway Hotel on Sunday.
The conference will witness some of the best minds in the business of maritime and security studies discuss the issues of maritime salience in the world.
Over the theme of “Partnering Together for a Secure Maritime Future” the conference would provide a platform for discussion on contemporary maritime issues beinmg faced by the nations of the world.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will be delivering the theme address.
Former Navy Chief and Chairman of the National Maritime Foundation Admiral DK Joshi (Retd), will also be among the distinguished speakers at the inaugural session of the Maritime Conference.
The conference will have nine eminent speakers from abroad and two from India, addressing the different aspects of the theme.
The guest list would include Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM) Rao Inderjit Singh, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Deputy NSA Dr Arvind Gupta, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Chiefs of Navies and senior officials from among the 53 participating nations, serving and retired defense forces officers.
The conference will also have two more sessions, which would be moderated by former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Madhvendra Singh (Retd) and Secretary General Indian Ocean Regional Association (IORA) Ambassador KV Bhagirath, respectively.
The proceedings of the seminar would be brought out in the form of a book by the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), the knowledge partner of the International Maritime Conference.