Indian Ocean Conference (IOC)

President BIPSS Major General A N M Muniruzzaman (Retd) and Mr Shafqat Munir, Senior Research Fellow, BIPSS, attended the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) in Perth, Australia recently. The Australian government and the India Foundation jointly hosted the conference. The conference focused on major strategic issues related to the Indian Ocean Region ( IOR ) and was attended by ministers, senior policymakers, academics, experts and others. As delegates attending the conference, the BIPSS delegation actively brought up key issues pertaining to the Indian Ocean, particularly the need to build a security architecture for the IOR.