The fourth edition of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) will start in Delhi on November 23, 2022.

 

Details

  • IPRD is an apex level international annual conference of the Indian Navy.
  • The idea of an annual IPRD was first conceptualised and conducted in 2018, as the apex level conference of the Indian Navy.
  • The National Maritime Foundation is Navy’s knowledge partner and chief organiser of each edition of the event.
  • The theme of IPRD-2022 is the ‘Operationalising the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative‘.
  • Objective — To provide a platform to focus attention on the Indo-Pacific, as a maritime geographical-entity, while deliberating aspects of great relevance to regional geopolitics.
  • Previous sessions —
    • The first two editions of IPRD were held in 2018 and 2019 respectively in New Delhi, however, IPRD 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.
    • The third edition of IPRD was held in 2021 in online mode.
  • Permanent theme — Review of India’s opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • It is focused on seven interconnected spokes or pillars —
      • Maritime Security,
      • Maritime Ecology,
      • Maritime Resources,
      • Disaster Risk-reduction and Management,
      • Trade-Connectivity and Maritime Transport,
      • Capacity-building and Resource sharing, and
      • Science, Technology and Academic Cooperation.
  • The six sessions of the IPRD-2022 are —
      • Weaving the Fabric of Holistic Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Multilateral Options,
      • Constructing Holistic-Security Bridges across the Western and Eastern Maritime Expanse of the Indo-Pacific,
      • Building maritime Connectivity: Ports, Trade, and Transport,
      • Capacity-building and Capability Enhancement Leveraging the Physical and Social Sciences,
      • Practical approaches to a Regional Blue Economy,
      • Disaster Risk-reduction and Management, Solutions for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Vulnerable Littoral States.