Common command for IONS?
Information sharing and command clarity could speed up responses.
IONS nations moot common military command
Representatives of the participating navies of the 32 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium member nations mooted the formation of a Common Military Command for the Indian Ocean Region to ensure maritime security and to curb piracy and illegal fishing.
With the rise of the economy of India and China the India Ocean maritime activity will increase and steps should be taken to avoid maritime blindness. There is a need for information sharing to increase maritime security, said Rear Admiral Didire Malterre, joint commander of the French Naval Forces deployed in Indian Ocean.
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