Q. Consider the following statements about Goa Maritime Conclave:
1. It is organized by Indian Coast Guard under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa.
2. It showed visiting countries the first-hand demonstration of Deep Submergence and Rescue Vessel (DSRV) capabilities.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

About Goa Maritime Conclave:

Organized by: Indian Navy under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa.

Aim: To bring together the regional stakeholders and deliberate on the collaborative implementation strategies in dealing with the contemporary maritime security challenge.

Theme: Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for Proactive Role for IOR Navies”.

Participating countries: The Chiefs of Navies/ Heads of Maritime Forces from 12 Indian Ocean Region countries comprising Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand have participated in the conclave.

Key outcomes of the conclave

Countries adopted the Declaration of ‘Common Maritime Priorities’. The declaration aims to prioritize key maritime interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) with an emphasis on capacity building to tackle emerging common maritime threats.

Source:  Summits and Conferences