Naval War College, Goa, has launched its second international programme for naval officers from foreign countries such as Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
According to an official statement, the programme will be of eight week and will impart training to officers from friendly foreign countries. Naval War College, Goa, is one of the three War Colleges of the Indian Armed Forces.
The Goa University vice chancellor Varun Sahni has inaugurated the programme. The curriculum for the programme will include international relations theory, international maritime law, management of ocean resources, concepts of maritime security and strategy, and geopolitics amongst others.
The dynamically changing geo-political scenario demands stronger ties amongst navies in the Indian Ocean Region to develop efficient security architecture in the maritime domain, Sahni said. He also stated that maritime security is important for nation-building.
During the course, participants will be exposed to subject matter experts and eminent speakers and familiarisation visits to the Indian Navy’s operational and training commands. The participants will also put through simulation exercises on regional security scenarios including Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR).