Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue

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The fourth edition of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) will start in Delhi on November 23, 2022.

About Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue:

  • IPRD is an apex level international annual conference of the Indian Navy.
  • The idea of an annual IPRD was first conceptualised and conducted in 2018, as the apex level conference of the Indian Navy.
  • The National Maritime Foundation is Navy’s knowledge partner and chief organizer of each edition of the event.
  • The theme of IPRD-2022 is the 'Operationalising the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative'.
  • Objective: To provide a platform to focus attention on the Indo-Pacific, as a maritime geographical-entity, while deliberating aspects of great relevance to regional geopolitics.
  • Previous sessions:
    • The first two editions of IPRD were held in 2018 and 2019 respectively in New Delhi, however, IPRD 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.
    • The third edition of IPRD was held in 2021 in online mode.
  • Permanent theme: Review of India’s opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • It is focused on seven interconnected spokes or pillars:
    • Maritime Security,
    • Maritime Ecology,
    • Maritime Resources,
    • Disaster Risk-reduction and Management,
    • Trade-Connectivity and Maritime Transport,
    • Capacity-building and Resource sharing, and
    • Science, Technology and Academic Cooperation.
  • The six sessions of the IPRD-2022 are:
    • Weaving the Fabric of Holistic Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Multilateral Options,
    • Constructing Holistic-Security Bridges across the Western and Eastern Maritime Expanse of the Indo-Pacific,
    • Building maritime Connectivity: Ports, Trade, and Transport,
    • Capacity-building and Capability Enhancement Leveraging the Physical and Social Sciences,
    • Practical approaches to a Regional Blue Economy,
    • Disaster Risk-reduction and Management, Solutions for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Vulnerable Littoral States.


Source : All India Radio