Galle Dialogue - 2015

    Concept

    The waters of the Indian Ocean is becoming an increasingly Critical ocean space with each day passing by. Maritime Security concerns in relation to Geopolitics, Economics and resultant trade has transformed this region to regular global attention and focus.
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  • Research Papers

    “Collaborative Archit Ectures for Maritime Security Indian Navy’s Rerspective ”

    Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff – Indian Navy

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    “Enhance Cooperation to Achieve Maritime Security and Common Prosperity”

    Rear Admiral Gu Xiangbing, Deputy Commander of East Sea Fleet of Chinese – PLA Navy

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    “US Perspective on developing cooperative strategies for maritime security”

    Rear Admiral Charles Williams, Commander Task Force 73 – US Navy

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    “Mitigating challenges to maritime security through proactive collaboration ”

    Captain Naoya Hoshi, Chief of Operations Evaluation Section – JMSDF

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    “Challenges and opportunities for an inclusive and transparent security structure for the Indian ocean ”

    Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi SI(M) SBt, Deputy chief of Naval (Training and Evaluation) – Pakistan Navy

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    “Secure seas through greater maritime cooperation – the combined maritime forces approach to security challenges in the Middle East and Indian Ocean ”

    Commodore Will Warrender RN, Deputy Commander – Combined Maritime Forces

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    “Necessity of creating an inclusive mechanism to ensure safety and rights of refugees and asylum – seekers ”

    Mr. Olivier Madjora – UNHCR

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    “Cooperation and burden sharing towards dismantling smuggling and trafficking networks ”

    Adm Graivut Vattanatham, Assistant Commander In Chief of the Royal Thai Navy

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    “Necessity of developing joint frameworks for comprehensive migration management ”

    Mr. Giuseppe Crocetti, Chief of Mission IOM Sri Lanka & the Maldives – IOM

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    “Australian Policy and Actions to Deter Irregular Maritime Migration ”

    Commodore Peter Laver, Chief of Staff Navy Strategic Command – Royal Australian Navy

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    “Over view of United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the benefits that can gained by other Navies / organizations from similar Departments like the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service ”

    Mr. Michael. A. McLean, Jr ,Special Agent – United States Naval Criminal Investigating Service

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    “A Collaborative approach to countering drug trafficking and criminal networks in the maritime domain ”

    Mr. Alan Cole – UNODC

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    “Linking Maritime Security and the Blue Economy: Prospects for the Indo -Pacific ”

    Dr. Christian Bueger, Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations – Cardiff University, UK

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Galle Dialogue - 2014

    Concept

    The surge of interest in maritime affairs today indicates that the domain is vital for existence, co-existence and even for competition. Whilst nations compete, collaborate and co-exist in this environment the attention to Maritime issues is at an all-time high. The interest shown by nations is multi-faceted with maritime security being the most critical aspect of an entire spectrum of issues. Other aspects ranging from legal to technical, knowledge to environment also have a part in enabling the reaping of economic benefits from the oceans. However, the lack of a substantive maritime security environment prevents the reaping of such benefits, thereby depriving prosperity through maritime means in the quest for development.
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  • Research Papers

    “Building Cooperation and Collaboration to Achieve Common Maritime Goals”

    Rear Admiral Zhang Jianchang, Deputy Chief of Staff of PLA Navy

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    “Harnessing a Global Strategy for an Alternative Maritime Security Response”

    Professor Robert K. Boggs, National Defense University, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies USA

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    “Potential Factors that could Destabilise Freedom of the Seas ”

    Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), of the Pakistan Navy

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    “Collaborative Approach for Economic Benefits: Threats and Future Concerns”

    Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, Commander Boarder Protection Australian Navy

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    “How to Develop Maritime Partnerships”

    Rear Admiral Ben Bekkering, the deputy commander of the Netherlands Navy

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    “Regional and Global Responses to Maritime Disasters: Challenges and Way Forward”

    Rear Admiral Dato' Pahlawan Mior Rosdi bin Dato' Mior Jaafar, Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Exercises, Malaysian Navy

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    “Continental Shelf Claims before the United Nations”

    Prof. Larry Awosika, Chairman, Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) United Nations, New York

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    “Sri Lanka and the Law of the Sea at 20”

    Dr. Christopher Walter Pinto, Former member of the United Nations International Law Commission and Secretary General of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Netherlands

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    “Achieving Comprehensive Maritime Security Environment – Pakistan Perspective”

    Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK), Pakistan Navy

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    “Maritime Environment and Global Economic Expansion: Strategy to Overcome Security Challenges in the Maritime Sphere”

    Rear Admiral Bubele Ktitie Mhlana Flag Officer Fleet South African Navy

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    "Maritime Crime in the Indian Ocean Region"

    Mr Alan Cole Head of Global Maritime Crime Programme United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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    "Significance of Maritime Governance and Ocean Management in Realising Maritime Economic Benefits"

    Rear Admiral Riazuddin Ahmed, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Material) of Bangladesh Navy

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    "Japan Maritime Self Defence Force - Role in the Indian Ocean"

    Captain Shigetoshi Hirayama, Head of National Security and & Strategic Studies Office JMSDF

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    "New Strategies Facing Security Challenges in Indian Ocean"

    Rear Admiral Peyman Jafari Tehrani, Chief of Staff of Iran Navy

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Galle Dialogue - 2013

  • Concept

    The Indian Ocean has become the focal point of the 21st century. This has predicted by historians, academicians, strategists & statesmen, in some cases couple of centuries earlier. The world economics, which is being connected by sea, has been the driving factor in this pivotal process. This Geo-Economics has influenced the Geo-Political view of the affairs of the Indian Ocean, affecting many trends in the region. Whilst some school of thought reinforces perceived threats and challengers, the other support peaceful coexistence.
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  • Keynote Address

    I am honoured to deliver this keynote address at the opening session of the fourth annual “Galle Dialogue”. On behalf of the Government, I take this opportunity to welcome to Sri Lanka the many distinguished foreign speakers and delegates at this conference. I also extend my best wishes to the many illustrious Sri Lankan participants at this event. The Galle Dialogue is fast becoming an important fixture in the calendar of international maritime conferences, as shown by the fact that speakers and delegates from 35 countries are taking part in this event.
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  • Research Papers

    “Emerging Maritime Interests in Asia Pacific: An Indian Perspective”

    Admiral DK Joshi, the Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy

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    “Importance of Building Trust and Confidence to Enhance Regional Maritime Security”

    Rear Admiral Guan Jianguo, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the People's Liberation Army Navy

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    “Potential Factors that could Destabilise Freedom of the Seas ”

    Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), of the Pakistan Navy

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    “How Cooperation could Mitigate People Smuggling Activities in the Indian Ocean”

    Rear Admiral Timothy Barrett, the Commander Australian Fleet of the, Royal Australian Navy

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    “Onboard Security: The Threat, Best Practies and Trends in the Industry”

    Major Nissanka Senadhipathi, the Chairman Avant Garde Maritime Services (pvt) Ltd.

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    “Economic and Strategic Realities in the Indian Ocean”

    Ms. Nilanthi Samaranayake, Analyst, Center for Naval Analyses, Center for Strategic Studies, USA,

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    “South China Sea: The Trends and Opportunities”

    Maj. Gen. Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Hong Quan, Deputy Director General, Institute for Defense Strategy, Ministry of National Defense of Vietnam

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    “The Iranian Perspective on Regional Maritime Security”

    Captain Neghi por Nazary, Iran Navy

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    “Marine Environment Protection Concerns and Remedie”

    Brigadier General Ahmed Shahid, the Commandant of the Maldives National Defence Force Coast Guard

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    "The Indian Ocean- Future Threats & Concerns"

    Rear Admiral SS Ranasinghe, the Commander Western Naval Area of the Sri Lanka Navy

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Galle Dialogue - 2012

  • Concept

    Over emphasis is not necessary to reiterate Sri Lanka’s strategically important location in the Indian Ocean, which is a widely accepted fact. It is also true that it was through sea trade that Sri Lanka was known and its history was shaped over the years. In this context Sri Lanka like all the other nations which depends on the stability of the Indian Ocean, is extremely concerned and mindful of the safety and security of this vital ocean space.
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  • Keynote Address

    I consider it a pleasure and a privilege to address you at the opening session of this year’s “Galle Dialogue”, the annual Maritime Conference organised by the Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka. I take this opportunity to welcome all our distinguished foreign guests to Sri Lanka, and thank them for their presence here. As you are no doubt aware, or have no doubt seen, Sri Lanka is a beautiful, peaceful and stable island with friendly people and a rich heritage. I have every confidence that you will find your time here very enjoyable as well as productive.
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  • Research Papers

    “Role of Navies in Collective Prosperity”

    Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, Chief of Royal Australian Navy

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    “Partnership Building to Shape Future Maritime Cooperation – India’s Role”

    Vice Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy

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    “Deepen Common Recognition, Strengthen Cooperation and Safeguard Maritime Security Together ”

    Vice Admiral Su Zhiqian – Commander of the East Sea Fleet, PLA Navy, China

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    “Important Areas to Consider Enhance Maritime Security for a Secure Indian Ocean”

    Vice Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah,HI (M) - Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK), Karachi ,Pakistan Navy

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    “The Importance to Australia of the Indian Ocean and Maritime Strategic Cooperation”

    Commodore Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commodore Warfare, Royal Australian Navy

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    “Maritime Security Concerns in the Indian Ocean; Sri Lanka’s Perception of Overcoming Challenges”

    Rear Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, WV, RWP, RSP,USP,ndc,psn - Commander Eastern Naval Area, Sri Lanka Navy

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    “Strategic Importance of Modern Technology in Building a Maritime Security”

    Mr Yan Lijin, Director of South Asia Studies Centre of Development Research Center of the State Council of China and President of CETC

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    “Cooperation in Indian Ocean an Indian Perspective”

    Dr Ashok K Behuria, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India

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    “Concerns and Challenges in Harnessing Ocean Resources – Way Forward”

    Commodore Syed Abu Mansur Arshadul Abedin, ndc, psc Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Material), Bangladesh Navy

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    "Enhancing Interoperability & Cooperation in a Complex Maritime Security Environment: The RMN Experience"

    Rear Admiral Dato Pahlawan Mohomad Roslan Bin Mohomad Ramli , Commander Naval Region 1 , Royal Malaysian Navy

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    “The Role of LTTE in People, Arms and Drug Smuggling”

    Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Galle Dialogue - 2011

  • Concept

    Sri Lanka being an Island Nation, geographically situated in a strategically important location in the Indian Ocean has been a focal point of maritime activities through sea borne trade and commerce along its history. It was through sea trade that Sri Lanka was known for years. Therefore, secure Sea Lines of Communication (SLOC) around our adjacent seas, had been and will be a key factor for country’s prosperity, especially in a globalised world increasingly dependent upon sea trade.
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  • Keynote Address

    I consider it a pleasure and a privilege to address you at the opening session of the "Galle Dialogue" Maritime Conference organised by the Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka.
    The Galle Dialogue was initiated in 2010 to facilitate increased cooperation between the nations interested in the security of the Indian Ocean region.
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  • Research Papers

    "Importance of Common Strategies for Global and Regional Maritime Security"

    Mr. Robert Scher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, Department of Defense, United States of America

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    “Maritime Terrorism: Technologies, Tactics and Techniques”

    Prof. Rohan Gunaratna, Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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    "Strengthen Naval Cooperation to Maintain Maritime Security"”

    Vice Admiral Ding Yiping, Deputy Commander of PLA Navy, China

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    “Exploitation of Oceanic Resources; Concerns in the Indian Ocean”

    Mr. Chris Dharmakirti, Director, Strategic Enterprise Management Agency, Sri Lanka

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    "Contemporary Regional Maritime Security Challenges; Pakistan’s Perspective"

    Rear Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Pakistan Navy

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    "Current Challenges in Global Maritime Environment & IMO Initiatives"

    Mrs. Brenda Pimentel from International Maritime Organization

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    "Indian Navy’s Perspective on Regional Maritime Cooperation; The Way - Ahead"

    Captain S Balakrishnan, Principal Director Naval Operations, Indian Navy

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    "Challenges Faced by Small Island Nations in Indian Ocean on Maritime Security"

    Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Ibrahim from Maldivian National Defence Force

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    “Cross Border Fishing; Impacts and Challenges”

    Rear Admiral JSK Colombage, the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Sri Lanka Navy

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Galle Dialogue - 2010

  • Concept

    Sri Lanka with a maritime heritage occupies a key strategic geographical position in the Indian Ocean. 30 years of terrorism that plagued the island was successfully defeated through a well planned and executed humanitarian operation. The Sri Lanka Navy contributing to this success was able to counter all forms of threats posed out at sea successfully.
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  • Keynote Address

    I am pleased to contribute this message to the supplement which marks the “Galle Dialogue” Maritime Conference being organised by the Ministry of Defence. This Conference brings together distinguished participants from various countries to present papers and discuss matters of maritime security.
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  • Research Papers

    “The Changing Maritime Threat Environment of the Indian Ocean”

    Admiral (retd) Arun Prakash, Chairman, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi , India and former Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy

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    “Exploitation of the Sea for Illegal Activities by Non State Actors”

    Dr. Rohan Gunarathna, Professor of Security Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Theme - Maritime Security, Common and Potentially Collaborative Interests).

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    “Role of Indian Ocean Powers”

    Rear Admiral DR Thomas - Deputy Chief of Royal Australian Navy

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    “Role of Pakistan in Maintaining Regional Maritime Security”

    Commodore Jamil Akhtar – Pakistan Navy

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    “Role of External Powers”

    Brigadier General Stanley J. Osserman, Director J-5, US Pacific Command, Hawaii

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    “Future Trends of Maritime Activities and Sri Lanka’s Potentials”

    Admiral (retd) WKJ Karannagoda, the Secretary to Ministry of Highways and Road Development and former Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy

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    “India, Maritime Concerns in the Indian Ocean and Challenges”

    Dr. W Lawrence S Prabhakar, Associate Professor, Madras Christian College, Chennai - India

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    “Exploitation of Oceanic Resources and Opportunities for Sri Lanka”

    Mr. Chris Dharmakirthi, Director, Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA), Sri Lanka

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    “Anti Piracy Operations in the Indian Ocean, Efforts and Lessons Learnt”

    Captain Chris Chambers, USN, Chief of Staff, Combined Maritime Forces - USA

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    “Sustainable Support for Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka’s Experience and the Way Ahead”

    Rear Admiral JSK Colombage, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Sri Lanka Navy

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