The 2023 Edition of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD-2023) was held in New Delhi, India, from 15 -17 November 2023. This global event with the overarching theme of "Geopolitical Impacts Upon Indo-Pacific Maritime Trade and Connectivity" drew scholarship from India's neighbouring countries: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, as well as from Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Kenya, the Philippines, the United States, Russia, France, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Italy. The Vice President of India graced the event along with the Senior ministers and highlighted India's evolving maritime policy through SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' - the Earth is one family, underscoring India’s commitment to inclusive regional maritime security and growth.
Mr. Rajdeep Mukherjee, Policy Analyst, BOBP-IGO, attended the event. He said that the highlight of the event is the global thrust for setting up a rule-based order for peace and security, which is an important aspect of evolving marine fisheries governance. He also thanked the presenters for bringing out the issue of IUU fishing and labour issues in fishing vessels.