Category: Past Events November 20, 2018




Maritime Security Dynamics and Requirement of Innovative Solutions for Indian Ocean Region


Being the lifeline of global economy, secure seaborne trade and effective maritime management of Indian Ocean has become a shared interest of all states around the globe. During the past few decades, emergence of non-traditional threats at sea has not only resulted in uncertainty in prevailing security environment in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), but has also significantly impacted the response options.  Owing to the nature of challenges, there is a growing recognition that the scope and speed of technological advancements are presenting enormous opportunities to ensure effective security solutions. Cooperation; particularly in the fields of MDA, information sharing, support of capacity building are considered vital steps towards improved management of maritime affairs.

Thus, innovation and cooperation in the field of maritime technology are touchstones for secure maritime domain. Modern techniques and innovative application of scientific developments can play a significant role devising comprehensive response mechanisms for addressing traditional and nontraditional threats in maritime domain. By taking advantage of technological advancement, maritime environment can be better protected to promote economic pursuits. In this backdrop, the conduct of Maritime Conference during International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2018 provides an opportunity to maritime community to share knowledge of technological advancements, expertise and learning for ensuring comprehensive security at seas.


The aim of event is to highlight the role of technology in achieving improved security and stability in maritime domain.



28 November 2018

Time Event
1350 Guests to be seated.
1400 Chief Guest arrives
1405 Guest of Honour arrives (Commander UAE Naval Forces)
1406 Recitation from the Holy Quran
1410 Welcome Address by Vice Admiral (Retd) Sayyid Khawar Ali HI(M),

DG National Institute of Maritime Affairs

1420 Paper-1 “Contemporary and Emerging Maritime Security Threats in the IOR” by Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq HI(M), Commander Karachi
1435 Paper-2 “Technological Modernization – Emerging Trends & Naval Defense Industry” by Rear Admiral Dr Nassar Ikram HI(M) Pro Rector NUST
1450 Paper-3 by Mr Behcet Karatas, (M/S ASELSAN Turkey) )(Topic same as per Paper 2)
1500 Paper -4 by Mr. Paolo Villa (M/S MBDA) (Topic same as per Paper 2)
1510 Paper -5 by Rep of M/s Techno Marine Poland (Topic same as per Paper 2)
1520 Paper-6 “Future Prospects of Shipbuilding Industry in Pakistan and Incentive Based Participation of Private Sector” by Vice Admiral (Retd) Iftikhar Ahmed HI(M), Former MD KS&EW
1535 Summing up / Question and Answer Session (DG NIMA)
1605 Address by Guest of Honour (Cdr UAE Naval Forces)
1610 Souvenirs Presentation
1615 Closing Remarks by Chief Guest
1625 Group Photograph
1630 CNS Reception