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SIPRI co-hosts workshop on maritime security in the Indian Ocean region

SIPRI co-hosts workshop on maritime security in the Indian Ocean region
Dr Neil Melvin, Senior Researcher for Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean security at SIPRI, speaking during the workshop. Photo: Delegation of the European Union to India

On 7–8 February, SIPRI, in cooperation with India’s National Maritime Foundation and the Delegation of the European Union to India, organized a workshop in Delhi ‘Securing the maritime commons: India, the European Union and Indian Ocean maritime security’. The workshop brought together senior military and civilian officials, as well as leading experts on maritime security from India and the EU.

The two-day workshop focused on sharing strategic perspectives on traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges across the Indian Ocean region, identifying potential areas of cooperation on issues of anti-piracy, maritime crime, and maritime domain awareness as well as exploring opportunities to strengthen regional and oceanic governance in the Indian Ocean.

Dr Neil Melvin, Senior Researcher for Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean security at SIPRI, was a co-organiser of the event and speaker on several workshop sessions.

More information about the event can be found here.