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Vol 1 (AAC) No 12

Published 1st October 2008


Permission to come on board?

The deployment against the pirates will entail an upgrade of India's fleet and the overcoming of legal obstacles

India’s navy hosted its first Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Delhi in February to promote cooperation amongst 26 states in the region. Its aim was to foster cooperation, especially in emergencies and natural disasters. Modelled on the United States-backed Western Pacific Naval Symposium, which also covers South and South-east Asia, India’s new initiative underlines its role as guarantor of regional stability. <

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