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

SP's NavalForces - - FRONT PAGE - REAR AD­MI­RAL SUSHIL RAM­SAY (RETD)

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

PHO­TO­GRAPH: In­dian Navy

Chief of the Naval Staff Ad­mi­ral R.K. Dhowan dur­ing the Navy Day press con­fer­ence in New Delhi

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