Speakers

Admiral Karambir Singh,
PVSM, AVSM, ADC
Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy 

Admiral Sunil Lanba
PVSM, AVSM (Retd)
Chairman, National Maritime Foundation

Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd)

Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan
AVSM & Bar, VSM (Retd)
Director General, National Maritime Foundation

Rear Admiral Eileen H Laubacher
Defense Attache, Embassy of USA, New Delhi
United States Navy

Rear Admiral Gilles Boidevezi
Deputy Chief of the French Navy
(International Engagements)

Suriya Narayanan Associate Fellow

Suriya Narayanan
Associate Fellow

National Maritime Foundation

Hideshi Tokuchi
Former Vice-Minister of Defense
for International Affairs
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Vice Admiral Anil Chopra
PVSM, AVSM, IN (Retd)
Former Commander-in-Chief Western Naval Command,
Eastern Naval Command, and,
Director General, Indian Coast Guard

Vice Admiral Timothy W Barrett,
AO, CSC, RAN (Retd)
Former Chief of Navy, Australia

Dr Nick Childs
Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security
International Institute for Strategic Studies

Dr Evan Laksmana
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar
AVSM, VSM, IN
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff

Dr Ekaterina Koldunova
Associate Professor
Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Admiral Jayanath Colombage
RSP, VSV, USP, SLN (Retd)
Former Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
Addl. Secretary for Foreign Relations to
the President of Sri Lanka

Rear Admiral William J Warrender
Plymouth UK
Flag Officer Sea Training

Vice Admiral Kazuki Yamashita (Retd)
Former Commander-in-Chief of the Self Defense Fleet

Vice Admiral Thomas Rowden, USN (Retd)
Director, Business Development,
Lockheed Martin

Rear Admiral (Dr) Takuya Shimodaira (Retd)
Special Research Fellow 
Japan Forum for Strategic Studies

Dr Tomonori YOSHIZAKI
Director,  Policy Simulation
The National Institute of Defense Studies

Dr Melissa Levaillant
Regional Affairs Directorate, South Asia,
Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy , Paris, France
Visiting Fellow, (South Asia Studies Programme), RSiS, Singapore

Dr NGUYEN Hung Son
Director General
Institute for South China Sea Studies
The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Captain Sean Andrews
Director
Sea Power Centre
Royal Australian Navy
Department of Defence

Erin Duncan
Deputy High Commissioner to India
High Commission of New Zealand

Dr Nicolas Regaud
Director, International Development
Institut de Recherche Stratégique de
Ecole Militaire

Mr Raj Mohabeer
Officer in Charge,
General Secretariat,
Indian Ocean Commission

Rear Admiral (Prof) Shaul Chorev,
Israeli Navy (Retd)
Head, Haifa Maritime Policy and Strategy
Research Centre 

Dr Jane Git Yin CHAN
Senior Fellow
Maritime Security Programme
The S Rajaratnam School of
International Studies

Dr Bernard Muok
Director
Centre for Research Innovation and Technology
JOOUST

Captain Martin A Sebastian (Retd)
Senior Fellow and Centre-Head,
Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy
Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Dr Zeng Xiangyu
Chief, Indian Ocean Studies Programme,
Sichuan University