India can be a reliable partner as it looks forward to cooperation from friendly countries to create a more stable environment, he added.
Officials said that the Chiefs of the Air Staff Conclave today had physical representation from 26 countries, while 14 were in attendance virtually.
India is organising the conclave in the backdrop of growing Chinese military assertiveness in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
Rawat further said governance and security are under constant threat of being undermined by non-state actors and also naval competition among the states.
India has already assembled Chain of Coastal Surveillance Radars along the coasts of Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles.