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Inaugural India-US Maritime Security Dialogue

May 18, 2016

The inaugural India - US Maritime Security Dialogue was held on 16 May, 2016 in New Delhi.

The Indian delegation was led jointly by Shri Amandeep Singh Gill Joint Secretary (D&ISA) & Shri Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (AMS), Ministry of External Affairs) and Shri Shambhu S.Kumaran Joint Secretary (PIC), Ministry of Defence. Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Shear, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand and Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, Commander, seventh Fleet led the US side.

The dialogue covered issues of mutual interest, including exchange of perspectives on maritime security development in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region as well as prospects for further strengthening cooperation between India and the United States in this regard.

It may be recalled that Raksha Mantri and US Secretary of Defence had agreed to launch this dialogue during the latter’s visit to India in April 2016.

The next round of the Dialogue will be held in Washington on mutually convenient dates.

New Delhi
18 May 2016

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