Maritime Safety and Security in Indian Ocean

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 security and security in the region. 

Vij Books
  • Pages: 144
  • 9789385563782 • HARDBACK • Sep 2016 • Rs.695
  • 9789385563799 • EBOOK • Nov 2016 • Rs.550
  • Subjects: Maritime Safety, Maritime Security
  • Maritime Safety and Security in Indian Ocean
author details

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.


1. Maritime Safety and Security Challenges: A Singaporean Perspective by Koh Koh Swee Lean Collin
2. Maritime Safety and Security Challenges: A Sri Lankan Perspective  by Bhagya Senaratne
3. Indian Ocean Region: Need to Step-up Cooperation by G V C Naidu
4. Indian Ocean Region: Toward a zone of peace and cooperation initiative by Francis A. Kornegay, Jr.
5. Role of Extra Regional Stakeholders in the Indian Ocean: An Inclusive Approach by Thomas Benjamin Daniel
6. Addressing Transnational Organised Crime: A Whole Of Nation Approach by Martin A. Sebastian,
7. Combating Maritime Crime and Legal Capacity Building by Stuart Kaye,
8. Legal Frameworks for Combating IUU fishing in Thailand by Somjade Kongrawd
9. Capability Building in the Indian Ocean Region by Anil Jai Singh
10. Concluding Thoughts and Salient Recommendations by GS Khurana

About the Contributors

Appendix A:
A primer on the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
Appendix B:
Charter of IORA
Appendix C:
Background note on meeting of experts on maritime safety and security,
Appendix D
Conference Programme