New Delhi. 27 August 2019. The 4th round of the India-US Maritime Security Dialogue was held, on 23 August 2019, in Monterey, California. Indian delegation was led by Indra Mani Pandey, Additional Secretary (D&ISA), Ministry of External Affairs and Richa Misra, Joint Secretary (Navy), Ministry of Defence.
Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Department of State, and Mr. Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, Department of Defence., led the US delegation.
During the Dialogue, the two Sides discussed regional maritime security issues and exchanged views on ways to further strengthen bilateral maritime security cooperation. They also reviewed implementation of the decisions taken during the earlier three rounds of Maritime Security Dialogue. It was agreed to hold the next round of the Dialogue in India on mutually convenient date.