Consolidating Capabilities Through Indigenisation
the indian navy, which is the world s fifth largest navy, has onerous responsibilities to be the net security provider in the maritime domain of interest to india
During the annual navy Day press conference on December 3, 2015, admiral r.K. Dhowan, Chief of the naval Staff, addressed a host of issues including the operational readiness of the indian navy, infrastructure development, human resources management, coastal security, cyber security, foreign cooperation initiatives, joint exercises, etc.
he reiterated that the indian Ocean has emerged as the world s centre of gravity as 80 per cent of the oil and trade that emanates from the indian Ocean region (IOR) is extra-regional in nature. this implies that any impediments to the free movement of oil or trade through IOR will have an impact not just on the economies of the region, but the global economy as well. the Indian Navy, which is the world’s fifth largest navy, has onerous responsibilities to be the net security provider in the maritime domain of interest to india. the indian navy is empowering india with maritime security to safeguard its assets employed for the economic growth of the country. the indian navy is on the threshold of transformation through continuous consolidation of its capabilities through indigenisation. The blueprint of the Indian Navy is firmly anchored on self-reliance and indigenisation. towards this objective, science and technology road map and infrastructure plans to meet the futuristic requirements
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R.K. Dhowan during the Navy Day press conference in New Delhi