Indian Ocean Conference 2019

  1. India’s external Affairs Minister is on a visit to the Maldives to attend the fourth Indian Ocean Conference 2019.
  2. The theme of the fourth Indian Ocean Conference(IOC) is “Securing the Indian Ocean Region:Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges”
  3. The conference is organized by India Foundation in association with the Foreign Service Institute of Maldives and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
  4. The first edition of the conference was hosted in Singapore in 2016 followed by two successive editions in Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
  5. The IOC will deliberate on developing an effective regional institutional mechanism for implementation of prevailing norms and rules. 
  6. It will also provide an opportunity for stakeholders of the Indian Ocean Region to deliberate on building an institutional framework for managing the threats to regional peace and human security.