Home Contact Us  
 
Issue brief
Meeting Maritime Challenges: Indian Navy Looks Skywards
Radhakrishna Rao
IB141-Rao-Navy.pdf
 

For more than five years now, the Indian navy has been looking skyward in its quest of making use of the assets under its command to the maximum extent possible and projects its combat power in the littoral regions to take care of India ’s security and economic interests. In 2005, the then Indian Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee had informed the Indian Parliament that the Indian navy plans to create and sustain a three dimensional, technology enabled network centric system to transform itself into a formidable sea power.

Key to harnessing the full potentials of such an advanced technology driven system lies in the Indian navy’s capability to access “satellite resources” on an uninterrupted basis. Indian navy’s radical shift in its strategic outlook is clearly exemplified by the fact that it is aiming for a global reach from being a regional sea power worried about the threats from China and Pakistan . As pointed out by former Indian navy Chief Admiral Arun Praksah, ”Indian navy is serious about transforming itself into a true blue water navy”. What are the challenges for the Indian Navy to achieve this? How is the navy preparing itself to meet them?

 


 
 
 
 

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) is the premier South Asian think tank which conducts independent research on and provides an in depth analysis of conventional and non-conventional issues related to national and South Asian security including nuclear issues, disarmament, non-proliferation, weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, counter terrorism , strategies security sector reforms, and armed conflict and peace processes in the region.

For those in South Asia and elsewhere, the IPCS website provides a comprehensive analysis of the happenings within India with a special focus on Jammu and Kashmir and Naxalite Violence. Our research promotes greater understanding of India's foreign policy especially India-China relations, India's relations with SAARC countries and South East Asia.

Through close interaction with leading strategic thinkers, former members of the Indian Administrative Service, the Foreign Service and the three wings of the Armed Forces - the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force, - the academic community as well as the media, the IPCS has contributed considerably to the strategic discourse in India.

 
Subscribe to Newswire | Site Map
18, Link Road, Jungpura Extension, New Delhi 110014, INDIA.

Tel: 91-11-4100-1902    Email: officemail@ipcs.org

© Copyright 2017, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.