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National Seminar on ASEAN-India Maritime Transport Cooperation, INSA, AIC, RIS, New Delhi.

09.30-10.00 Registration & Tea
10.00 – 10.30 Inaugural Session
  Introductory Remarks by Amb. Shyam Saran, Chairman, RIS and National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), New Delhi Keynote Address by Amb. Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, New Delhi
10.30 – 12.30 Session I: Mega Regional Agreements: Implications for ASEAN-India Trade and Maritime Connectivity
  In chair:  Amb. V S Seshadri, Adviser, RIS, and Former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Panelists  Prof. Amita Batra, School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi Mr. T S Vishwanath, Principal Adviser, APJ-SLG Law Offices, New Delhi Dr. Prabir De, Senior Fellow, RIS, and Coordinator, ASEAN-India Centre (AIC)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.30 Session II: ASEAN – India Ports and Shipping Networks: Emerging  Structure, Challenges and Identification of Ocean Routes
  In chair:  Mr. Arvind Kumar, Adviser, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and Former Adviser, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India Panelists  Capt. Kapil Kekre, Advisor (Commercial), Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA), Mumbai Dr. Subrata Behera, Sr. Research Analyst, Drewry Maritime Research, New Delhi Mr. C.B. Singh, Adviser, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, New Delhi Capt. S Narula, Senior Vice President, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), Mumbai Mr. Aji Vasudevan, Dy. Chief, Director-General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, Mumbai Mr. G. S. Sahani, Adviser, J M Baxi & Co. and former Director-General of Shipping, Government of India, MumbaiQ & A
15.30 – 16.00  Tea / Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: ASEAN – India Maritime Transport Cooperation: The Way Forward
  In chair: Ms. Renu Pall, Jt. Secretary (ASEAN ML), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, New Delhi Panelists  Mr. Manoj Singh, Adviser (Transport), Planning Commission, New Delhi Mr. GVL Satya Kumar, Dy. Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VoPT), Vizag Mr. Umesh Grover, Chief Executive Officer, Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA), MumbaiQ & A
17.30 – 17.45 Summary and Vote of Thanks by Dr Prabir De