PM Modi’s 5 key points for maritime security at UNSC open debate

The agenda of the open debate was “Enhancing Maritime Security: A Case for International Cooperation.”

On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined five principles for the betterment of maritime security at the open debate conducted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the issue through video conferencing.

The main aim of the meeting was to discuss ways to effectively fighting maritime crime and insecurity while strengthening coordination in the maritime domain.


To establish legitimate trade, Modi asked for maritime trade with no barriers. He further added, “Our prosperity depends on the active flow of maritime trade and barriers in this path can pose a challenge to the entire global economy. Free maritime trade is associated with the culture of India for time immemorial.”

During his address to the gathering, the PM advocated for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes as well as following international law. Modi also professed encouragement to responsible maritime connectivity.

Additionally, he urged the present countries to counter maritime challenges together caused by non-state actors and natural disasters. The PM emphasized the need to preserve the maritime environment and resources.

“We want to make an inclusive framework on maritime security in our region based on the version of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region). This vision is for a safe, secure, and stable maritime domain”, Modi continued.

Several heads of state and governments of UNSC’s member states had attended the meeting.