Geopolitics - December 2017

(Joyce) #1

‘INDIAN NAVY IS RECOGNISED


AS A PREDOMINANT FORCE IN


INDIAN OCEAN AND BEYOND’ 10


Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC tells


Geopolitics how the Indian Navy is preparing itself to be a


force of the future


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CONTENTS


December 2017 http://www.geopolitics.in


India's responsibility as a net security provider for the Indian
Ocean region is huge. The only force that is capable of taking
up that responsibility is the Indian Navy


Navy's submarine arm, in its 50th year, is precariously low.
After nearly 18yr delay, the plans for a formidable submarine
fleet for defending India's interests are now falling into place


India's 212-warship target for 2027 is far away 14


Navy’s push to meet submarine plans 24


The Indian government is having second thoughts over
the huge cost it may have to incur if it decides to go in for a
nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the future

It is high time that our leaders chalk out a military doctrine
that should be in sync with the national security strategy and
military objectives so as to realise the maritime capabilities

Meandering road to India’s Aircraft Carrier plans 18


India needs comprehensive maritime capability 29

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