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Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC)

1st November, 2023 Security

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  • The fourth edition of the Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC) was hosted by the Indian Navy from 29 – 31 Oct 23 under the aegis of the Naval War College, Goa.


  • Creating common ground to tackle maritime threats in the Indian Ocean Region.

Participant Countries

  • Twelve countries from the region will participate in the three-day conclave.
  • At the conclave, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar will join his counterparts from Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Thailand.


  • The theme for this conclave is converting common maritime priorities into “collaborative mitigating frameworks” for the Indian Ocean Region.

Conclave inclusions

  • The deliberations will also focus on the formulation of a common multi-lateral maritime strategy and protocols for nations to collectively mitigate maritime threats and challenges.
  • The naval chiefs and the representatives of the participating nations will discuss the prospects of joint training programs.
  • As part of the conclave, visiting dignitaries will get a glimpse of Indian naval warships as well as the capabilities of the Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel.

Closing Remarks

  • The Goa Maritime Conclave continues to strive to find regional solutions to the security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region and fulfil its quest of becoming an outcome-oriented forum.