Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar addressed the 4th edition of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue, 2022 (IPRD 2022) on 23 November. During the ceremony, R. Hari Kumar commented on the need for a confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the contemporary world. “The growing realities of the contemporary world, in both geopolitical and economic terms, underline the need for a confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. On our way there are a number of challenges to be overcome. They include imperatives at home, influences from abroad and intrusive paradigms,” said Admiral R. Hari Kumar of the Navy.