The Maritime Research Centre (MRC), Pune in collaboration with M/S NirDhwani Technology Pvt Ltd (NDT) is hosting a webinar titled “Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) Framework for Effective Blue Frontiers in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)and Beyond”on the 22 May2021 at 1600 hrs. The event will bring together the experts and strategist across multiple domains to deliberate on this very important topic, given the ongoing geopolitical and geo-strategic developments in the region. The attempt is to identify the gaps and evolve synergy among the stakeholders and policy makers across the region. The capacity and capability building is a critical aspect, however it does take sustained effort and nuanced approach within and across nations. The high level dialogue will deliberate on all the dimensions, relevant for the development of a way ahead. The Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) vision of the Honourable Prime Minister is better served with an effective UDA framework.The Indo part of the Indo-Pacific will carry more meaning with an effective UDA framework at the national, regional and global level.
The broad strategic relevance of the dialogue inheres in the participants’ exposure to the policy issues, technological means, innovative tools and measures, geo-politics, organizational aspects both nationally and globally, regional and global frameworks, and more. The multiple organizations and their mandates within the country and their compatibility with similar entities and user entities will be discussed. The GAP analysis in terms of policy and means and measures will be discussed. The MRC will prepare and submit an action-oriented outcome document to the authorities and agencies within and outside the government for sensitisation and further action.