Maritime Safety and Security in the Indian Ocean

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Dr Vijay Sakhuja, Dr Kapil Narula
Vij Books India Pvt Ltd, Sep 1, 2016 - Political Science - 144 pages

This book provides a comprehensive view of the maritime safety and security challenges in countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Various issues such as trans-national crime including piracy, terrorism, drug and arms smuggling; Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) and maritime and aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR); Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and resource management for sustainable development are viewed from the perspectives of IORA members. It also discusses the role of cooperative organisational structures and the need for capability building and capacity optimization in the light of existing legal frameworks for enhancing maritime safety and security in the Indian Ocean.


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Dr Vijay Sakhuja is Director National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. A former navy officer, he has worked in a number of Indian think tanks and was Director of Research at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi. He is also visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. He has authored/co-authored three books and has edited/co-edited over 20 volumes on various geopolitical/geostrategic issues and maritime history.

Commander (Dr.) Kapil Narula is a serving officer of the Indian Navy and is currently posted as a Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He holds an M.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (IIT, Kharagpur) and a Ph.D. degree in Development Economics (IGIDR, Deemed university of the Reserve Bank of India). His areas of competence are energy, sustainability, economic policy, climate change and maritime issues and he attempts to integrate multi-disciplinary aspects in his work. He is the co-editor of two books on maritime issues and the Executive Editor of the journal ‘Maritime Affairs

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