A mid-career interaction between IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service officers with the armed forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) was conducted by the Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy at the Maritime Warfare Centre, naval base here.
Rear Admiral R J Nadkarni, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command (SNC) inaugurated the three-day event, heldfrom September 11 to September 13.
'Growing maritime challenges in the 21st century' was the central theme for the interaction,a Defence release said here.
A large number of Naval and civilian officers, including Ernakulam District Collector Mohammad Y Safirulla and P Vijayan, IG,interacted with the participants who had come from different parts of the country.
The interaction included a visit to naval ship 'INS Sharda' and various operational and training establishments at Kochiand discussions on a variety of topics like historical perspective of national maritime security & the military value system, Challenges to effective policing in India, Difficulties associated with functioning of civil services.
Discussions on subjects including disaster management in India: Civil Military co-ordination, Coastal Security: Challenges for Coastal State Civil Administration, Current maritime issues, Naval safety organisation, Naval operations, Inter services co-operation and Submarine warfare etc were also held on the occasion.
Such interactions are likely to benefit both the armed forces and the civil service officers by mutually learning from each other's strength and also by imbibing the best practises from each other's work culture, ethos and customs.
The interaction was co-ordinated by the Maritime Warfare Centre, Kochi, headed by Commodore N Anil Jose Joseph, the release added.
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