Indian Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar attended the 25th International Seapower Symposium (ISS) in the US.
At the ISS, he discussed Human Resource Management challenges, including personnel retention and recruitment, and India's initiatives like "Agnipath" and gender-neutral transformation.
The ISS is held at the US Naval War College in Newport, promoting Indo-Pacific maritime cooperation.
The visit provided opportunities for navy-to-navy interactions and engagement with Indo-Pacific partners.
Admiral Hari Kumar met counterparts from the US, Fiji, Israel, Australia, Egypt, Italy, Peru, Japan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, the UK, and Singapore.
The interactions demonstrated India's commitment to a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific.
Both navies regularly exchange subject matter specialists to enhance interoperability.
Key defense treaties, including LEMOA and COMCASA, have strengthened US-India cooperation in recent years.