Indian Navy hosts maritime information sharing workshop at IFC-IOR

The Indian Navy is hosting a maritime information sharing workshop under the aegis of the Information Fusion Centre — Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) at Gurugram.

Over 41 delegates from 29 countries of the IOR are participating in the two-day event which was inaugurated by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral M.S. Pawar on June 12.

“In the course of two days, the workshop aims to acquaint participants about IFC-IOR and its information sharing mechanisms and promote sharing of best practices in this field,” the Navy said in a statement. This aims to yield better response to the myriad security and safety challenges that IOR faces, it added.

Issues such as maritime terrorism, piracy, human and drug trafficking, humanitarian assistance as well as disaster relief and the legal perspective of combating these challenges would be looked into. Read More

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