• 24 September, 2022
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Tightening the Noose Around Chinese Ships: India’s Coastal Surveillance System & SAGAR Policy

Bangladesh’s PM Sheikh Hasina was in India recently. The visit helped fructify many projects, especially one that India had been executing since 2019-- Coastal Surveillance System (CSS). India nudged Bangladesh…

By Levina

Pakistan Navy – A Navy That is Detached from Reality

Today, 08 September, is Pakistan Navy Day.  After decades of being in service, why is Pakistan Navy, today finding itself in a fix? Pakistan Navy has acquired two and is…

By Captain DK Sharma (Retd)

Indian Navy’s March from Indigenisation to Innovations and Beyond  

The Indian Navy and indigenisation go back a long way when the visionary leadership of Indian Navy established a Central Design Office in early 60’s for designing and making warships…

By Captain DK Sharma (Retd)

‘Bahala Na’ to Brahmos

The first ever defence export order of Brahmos supersonic missile system to Philippines’ Navy is a significant milestone for India. As usual, this news of $ 374 million export contract…

By Captain N Shyam Sundar (Retd)

Revitalising the Strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Being a country with immense potential, India also holds the advantage of geographic centrality that boosts India in its quest for becoming a key maritime power in the Indian Ocean…

By Induja J S

It’s Not the Job of the Quad, Keeping Chinese Tankers Safe !

In mature democracies, the relationship between the foreign service and the Navy is symbiotic, with each service wishing the best of health to the other. In India, the relationship started…

By Rear Admiral K Raja Menon (Retd)

Quad-ASEAN Defence Exchanges On The Rise

Quad-ASEAN Defence Exchanges On The Rise Gurjit Singh The Malabar Quad exercise will take place in September of this year. For the second consecutive year all four Quad countries will…

INS Vikrant – A Force Multiplier

INS Vikrant – A Force Multiplier Naval Veteran A Naval Officer’s Riposte to Mr Bharat Karnad’s Piece “INS Vikrant - A Naval Liability” published in Chanakya Forum. (https://chanakyaforum.com/ins-vikrant-a-naval-liability/) Dear Mr…

Uninhabited Islands of Lakshadweep – A Major Security Threat

India's smallest Union Territory, Lakshadweep, is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands, and is comprised of ten inhabited islands and 17 uninhabited islands, attached islets, four newly formed islets, and five submerged reefs. It…

Security of Lakshadweep is Top Priority

The controversy surrounding the draft Bill ‘Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation 2021’ uploaded by the Lakshadweep administrator in January this year inviting comments and suggestions from the public, is…

Why India Needs a Blue Water Navy

Why India Needs a Blue Water Navy For eons it has been a proven fact that a maritime state enjoys greater economic benefits as compared to a land-locked one. A…

Navy’s Missile Arsenal – A Decisive Factor

Maritime operations feature one of the most sophisticated and asymmetric fighting environments, given their multi-dimensional threat scenarios and vastness of the area of operations, both surface and sub surface.  Moreover,…