INS Venduruthy (Kochi), Aug 14: India’s mission to build a Blue Water Navy is slowly and steadily receiving the impetus, thanks to a series of modernisation plans that have taken off in the last couple of years.
With the Indian Navy being in the forefront of backing indigenous efforts, compared to other wings of the Services, the last one year alone saw the addition of many assets comprising of war ships, submarines, aircraft carriers, patrol vessel, naval bases, marine stations and coastal radar chains to name a few.
In an exclusive interview to OneIndia on the eve of India’s 69th Independence Day, Vice-Admiral Sunil Lanba, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (SNC), Kochi, said that post 26/11, the very dynamics of coastal security has changed in the country. Here are the highlights of the interview.
* SNC’s role in taking on the challenges of future
* More teeth to coastal security measures
* IUHDSS is a game-changer
* New safety SOPs come to play
* China’s increasingly bold posturing in the IOR monitored
Read the full interview, here: http://bit.ly/1hbIKVQ