The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, mentioned that India is playing a significant role in shaping the future of maritime history in South Asia. He made this statement during the Global Maritime India Summit (GMIS) 2023 roadshow held in Goa, where he spoke through a video connection. He emphasized that India’s role as a driving force in South Asia’s maritime history reflects our strong cultural ties and shared commitment to have a meaningful regional impact. The event was also attended by Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Shripad Naik.
Sarbananda Sonowal highlighted that GMIS 2023 aligns with the goals of making India self-reliant (Atmanirbhar Bharat), contributing to economic growth, and supporting the government’s vision. Shripad Naik, the Union Minister, further emphasized that collaborative efforts have led to a transformative evolution in India’s maritime sector. GMIS 2023, according to him, celebrates the coming together of technology, improved infrastructure, increased efficiency, and a supportive business environment. He viewed the summit as a crucial gathering where global maritime leaders, policymakers, investors, and influencers unite, serving as a focal point for expanding the industry.