A 23-member National Defence College (NDC) Bangladesh delegation visited USI on 11 Sep 2018. The Delegation was headed by Maj Gen SM Shafiuddin Ahmed.
Welcome remarks were made by Maj Gen YK Gera (Retd), former Dy Director & Editor, USI. It was followed by a presentation by Cdr S Sarangi on “The Prospects of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean Region” in which he discussed the importance of Blue Economy, particularly in two sectors, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Ocean Renewable Energy. In the second presentation, Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, USI talked about the “Emerging Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific Region.” He highlighted the increasing geostrategic significance of the Indo-Pacific region, the dynamic of resultant cooperation and competition, emerging scenarios in the East China Sea, South China Sea, South Pacific and Indian Ocean. He further discussed the Chinese drive to gain geostrategic space in this region and its implication for India.
It was followed by Q&A session. The closing remarks were made by Maj Gen YK Gera (Retd), former Dy Director & Editor, USI.