Indian Navy’s role important in Indian Ocean region: Rajnath Singh

Prime News, National (New Delhi), Oct 19:- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday addressed the naval commanders during the inaugural session of the Commanders’ Conference and interacted with them on matters pertaining to national security.

The Defence Minister said the role of the Indian Navy becomes more important in ensuring the security of the Indian Ocean Region and expressed happiness at the Navy effectively carrying out these responsibilities.

The conference is being attended by all operational and area commanders of the Indian Navy to review major operational, materiel, logistics, human resource development, training, and administrative activities.

“This conference is a very important opportunity to share our views on the key issues facing our country and our Navy. The geographical location of our country is something that makes it unique in many ways. Surrounded by the vast expanse of ocean from three sides, our country is very important from the point of view of strategy, trade and resources,” the minister said.

He said that as a responsible maritime stakeholder, India supports consensus-based principles and a peaceful, open, rules-based and stable world order.

The minister said it envisions the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) with the universal values of rules-based freedom of navigation and free trade in which the interests of all participating countries are protected. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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