The third round of the Indo-US Maritime Security Dialogue was held from April30, 2018 to May 1, 2018 in Goa. The Indian delegation was led jointly by Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Joint Secretary (D&ISA), Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (AMS), Ministry of External Affairs and Richa Misra, Joint Secretary (Navy), Ministry of Defence. David Helvey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs led the US side.
During the Dialogue, the two sides discussed developments in the maritime domain of the Indo-Pacific Region and exchanged views on ways to further strengthen the bilateral maritime security cooperation. They also reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken during the previous Maritime Security Dialogues. The next round of the Dialogue will be held in the US on mutually convenient dates.