October 10, 2016: Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala will conduct the third edition of the prestigious annual Dilli seminar on 14th and 15th of October 2016. The theme for this year’s seminar is ‘Regional Instabilities in Indian Ocean Rim States - Legacy of Maritime Conquests and Colonisation’. Former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM (Retd.) would be the Chief Guest for the occasion.
Dr. Talmiz Ahmad, Former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM and Bar, VSM (Retd.), Vice Admiral SCS Bangara, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.), Prof. Vijaya Ramaswamy, Chairperson, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, Prof. Mridula Mukherjee, former Director Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, Prof. Dr. KS Mathew, Director, Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Kannur University, Dr. P Paleri, Former Director General, Indian Coast Guard, large delegation of serving senior Naval officers, eminent academicians, distinguished luminaries and cadets of the INA would participate in the seminar.
INA conducts the annual Dilli seminar on elements and issues of maritime history and heritage of the nation to help the young officers and cadets keep an eye on future developments in the maritime domain with a strong foundation of the past. This year’s theme is aimed to study the long term impact of the colonial rule and its effects on the present day geo politics, culture, economy and demography of Indian Ocean Rim states. Most of the poor countries today in terms of per capita GDP in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) were colonies of the past. The papers presented in the seminar would deliberate and analyse the impact of colonisation on the present, to extrapolate the future. The Dilli series of seminar has always been an intellectually stimulating and enriching experience for all participants especially the young cadets and the 2016 edition promises to be the same, especially considering the risk of instabilities and insecure situations emerging in the IOR Rim states.
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