♦ From India, Admiral Karambir Singh, Naval Staff Chief, Indian Navy, participated in the inaugural session of the tournament virtually. France is the present chair of the Symposium, which assumed the Chairmanship on 29 June 2021 for a two-year tenure.
♦ The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) is a collection of biennial meetings, held between the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region, to develop maritime cooperation amongst Navies of the member states, via offering an open and inclusive discussion board for discussion of domestically relevant maritime troubles such as maritime safety cooperation, talk about regional maritime issues, and promote friendly relationships.
♦ The first symposium was held in the year 2008 with India as host. The chairmanship and region of the Symposium rotate between the variety of member states.