The fourth edition of the Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) is being conducted by the Naval War College (NWC) at Goa from 31 October to 01 November 2022.



  • The theme of GMS-2022 is “Maritime Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region: Converting Common Maritime Priorities into Collaborative Mitigation Frameworks”.
  • The theme is underpinned by the idea of ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region(SAGAR) and five principles of Maritime Security enunciated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
  • The participants of the Symposium comprise Captains/ Commanders and equivalent-rank officers from Navies/ Maritime forces from friendly foreign countries viz., Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, besides India.


About the ‘Goa Maritime Symposium’ (GMS)

  • It was conceptualised and instituted by the Indian Navy in 2016.
  • It is a forum for fostering collaborative thinking, cooperation and mutual understanding between India and key maritime nations of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • The symposium is conducted biennially by the Naval War College (NWC), Goa, and three editions of the event have been organised thus far.