As per the Lanba, there should be an integrated ocean government for facing the forthcoming challenges in the Indian Ocean Region. He also demonstrated the strategic positioning of India in the Region of the Indian Ocean which was according to him is a tremendous opportunity for the country but at the same time, India had a greater role-playing in the same region.
The Naval Chief emphasized on the matter that shows an urgent need for oceans to remain free and safe for all nations who use oceans for their legitimate use. Also when conflicts arose between maritime states, they should be resolved through the mechanism of Established Conflict Resolution.
Lanba was quoted saying, “However, narrow, over-nationalistic attitudes at times tend to undermine such mechanisms as seen in part in the South China Sea or the Korean peninsula. This remains a cause of concern for all of us.”
Further, he stated, “A sinister nexus also appears to be emerging between various forms of maritime crime such as terrorism, piracy, drug smuggling, gun running and large-scale illegal fishing.”