IONS discusses maritime security

Information-sharing and interoperability key.

Maritime security among Indian Ocean nations stressed

SHAZIA HASAN

KARACHI: Threats in the maritime domain have evolved manifold necessitating innovative and collaborative ways to maintain required order at sea. The evils of piracy, drug trafficking, human smuggling and terrorism are a few manifestations of this menace. Owing to the magnitude and diversity of the threat, no nation alone can single-handedly cope with these multifarious threats. Thus the concept of Collaborative Maritime Security has emerged as a preferred option to deal with these threats.

Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations) expressed these views at the inaugural session of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) working group activities being hosted by Pakistan Navy (PN) on Tuesday.

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Source: dawn.com

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