SP's Naval Forces - August-September 2012<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
‘For the Navy to fulfill its mandate as a maritime power for national prosperity, 24 x 7 attention would need to be paid at all levels to ensure that there are no gaps in our security preparedness’
Admiral Nirmal Verma reflected upon the often repeated query about the dichotomy of the fact that the Indian Navy which professed blue-water aspirations was now engrossed in brown-water operations.
Enough is not being done by the defence establishment to get the private sector industry on board in our acquisition and development programmes.
Defence Minister A.K. Antony reviewed the progress on various steps taken to enhance coastal security emphasising that all the stakeholders should work with unified purpose and ensure that there are no gaps in the coastal security framework.
The mere existence of mines poses psychological threat to practically stop maritime operations and thus deny access to a desired area at sea.
Designed primarily as a piracy protection system for commercial shipping, seen as increasingly at risk, the Crow’s Nest device presents a non-lethal deterrent that sends out an unequivocal signal to steer clear...
With the development of air power, ships at sea also became lucrative targets from the air, thus, various types of cannons and guns were placed on board for air defence.
Dennis D. Swanson is now the International Business Development Vice President for Boeing Defence, Space and Security in India.
India gives OEMs (original equipment manufactures) more leeway
There is the need to develop necessary military capability to hedge against the future military postures of potential adversaries. Militarisation of the Arctic may therefore be an irreversible trend.