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Islamabad: The seminar on “Pakistan and the Changing Power Dynamics in the Indian Ocean” was organized by the Indian Ocean Study Centre, at the National Institute of Maritime Affairs, Islamabad in collaboration with the Institute of Regional Studies.

Eminent speakers: Dr. Huma Naz Baqai, former Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi, Dr. Anjum Sarfraz, R/Adm (Retd) Farrokh Ahmad shared their intellectual insights. 

V/Adm Abdul Aleem, DG NIMA welcomed all the worthy speakers & participants and highlighted the significance of the seminar regarding the Indian Ocean and its future dynamics. Dr. Huma delivered an analysis of the significance of the Indian Ocean. She identified that IO is for our children and grandchildren. Former Ambassador Naghmana stated that the Indian Ocean will be the next battleground and to combat this battle, a stronger navy should be built. Dr. Anjum said the acquisition of nuclear submarines by Australia (AUKUS) will result in the proliferation of nuclear submarines, it is likely to be followed by other countries which will enhance nuclearization of the Indian Ocean. 

President IRS Ambassador Nadeem Riaz while concluding the session stated that re-conceptualization of evolving security, economic, and environmental trends is necessary to envisage the prospects of conflict and cooperation in the Indian Ocean. 

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