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Maritime Dimensions of Power Game in Asia

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  • October 31, 2012 to November 01, 2012
    Only by Invitation

    Venue: IDSA Auditorium

    IDSA in collaboration with the Ocean Policy Research Foundation ( OPRF) Japan, Society for Indian Ocean Studies and National Maritime Foundation is hosting a two day international seminar on "Maritime Dimensions of Power Game in Asia". The event will be inagurated by Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Union Minister for Law and Justice.


    Registration: 0930-1000

    Inaugural Session : (1000 -1130)

    Chair: V. ADM. Mihir Roy- Director, SIOS

    Welcome remarks : Dr. Arvind Gupta (DG, IDSA, India)

    Dialogue Ethos : V. Adm. Mihir Roy (Director, SIOS)

    Keynote addresses :

    1. Prof. Masahiro Akiyama (Senior Advisor of OPRF, Japan)
    2. Admiral Arun Prakash (Member, National Security Advisory Board)

    Inaugural address:
    Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Union Minister for Law and Justice

    Vote of Thanks : V. Adm. Pradeep Kaushiva, Director, NMF

    Tea : 1115-1145

    Session 1 : “Emerging Maritime Challenges” (1145 -1330)

    Moderator : Dr. Arvind Gupta - IDSA
    i) V. Adm. Hideaki Kaneda (JIIA, Japan)
    ii) Prof. Toshi Yoshira (US Naval War College, US)
    iii) Dr. M Paul Joshy (NMF)
    iv) Dr. Satoru Nagao (Research Fellow, OPRF, Japan)

    Discussant : Rear Admiral Samir Chakravorty (5 minutes)

    Lunch : 1330-1430 (IDSA)

    Session 2 : “Confluence of the two seas – Indo-Pacific Ocean” (1430-1600)

    Moderator : V. Adm. Hideaki Kaneda
    i) Prof. Horimoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
    ii) Amb. Aftab Seth (Sun and Sands, India)
    iii) R. Adm. Kazumine Akimoto (OPRF, Japan)
    iv) Dr. Vijay Sakuja (ICWA, India)

    Discussant : Prof. P V Rao

    Session 3 : “Non-Traditional Security –Terrorism, Piracy and Cyber Security” (1600-1730)

    Moderator : Adm. Predeep Kaushiva (Director, NMF)
    i) K. Natarajan, (I.G, Coast Guard, India)
    ii) Ms. Kiyota Tomoko (former MOFA, Japan)
    iii) Dr. S. Cherian, (IDSA, India)
    iv) Mr. James Brown (Lowy Institute, Australia)

    Discussant : Cmde. Sujeet Samaddar

    Day 2: 01 Nov. 2012

    Session 4: “India, Japan and ASEAN” (0930-1130)

    Moderator: Sanjoy Singh, Secretary (East)
    i) Prof. G V C Naidu (JNU, India)
    ii) Capt. Bonji Ohara (IHS Jane’s, Japan)
    iii) Dr. Chiristopher Len (ISDP, Sweden, Singaporean)
    iv) Prof. Baladas Ghoshal (SIOS, India)

    Discussant : Prof. Yagama Reddy (5 minutes)

    Tea : 1130-1145

    Valedictory Session : Auditorium (1145-1245)

    Chair : Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, D.G, ICWA

    Concluding remarks :
    V. Adm. Premvir Das (SIOS, India)
    Prof. Akiyama (Senior Advisor, OPRF, Japan)

    Valedictory address : Dr. Raja Mohan (ORF)

    Vote of Thanks : Dr.Paul Joshy