India's Eastern Naval Command Golden Jubilee Seminar with the theme “National Maritime Power - Concepts, Constituents and Catalysts”, concluded on 23 August 2017.
The two-day seminar is jointly hosted by ENC in partnership with the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) was inaugurated at Samudrika Auditorium Visakhapatnam on 22 August 2017 by Admiral Sunil Lanba
, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chief of the Naval Staff.
In the Inaugural session, the welcome address was delivered by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command and Admiral RK Dhowan (Retd), former Navy Chief delivered the inaugural address. The Chief Guest for the event, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, delivered the keynote address.
The seminar had a total of eighteen speakers from the academia and strategic studies, practitioners from the Indian Navy
and Coast Guard, shipping and the scientific community. Prof Brahma Chellaney and Commodore Uday Bhaskar (Retd) provided a very good overview of the environment and set the stage for the two day seminar.
The seminar saw a balanced mix of argument and debate, and resulted in animated discussions, providing a very comprehensive update and way ahead, not only to harness our maritime power but to strengthen it in the current security environment.
Achieving its envisaged objectives over the last two days, the seminar concluded successfully enriching all the participants from the Navy, Coast Guard, academia, public sector, government and the scientific community.