SP's Naval Forces - December 2021-January 2022

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    EXCLUSIVE

    CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF
    “We need to be not just a strong and modern Navy, but also a future proof Navy”

    Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff speaks to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Naval Forces, in an exclusive interaction on the occasion of the Indian Navy Day 2021

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    Message
    Message from Chief of the Naval Staff, India

    I am extremely happy to learn that the SP’s Naval Forces shall be publishing a special issue on the occasion of Navy Week. This month also marks the conclusion of the year-long ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ celebrations to commemorate 50 years of India’s victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

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    CNS INTERVIEW / PRESS CONFERENCE
    Navy Chief: New 10-year Capability Development Plan in the Works
    By SP’s Correspondent

    A 10-year Integrated Capability Development Plan (ICDP) is in the works that will replace the 15-year Maritime Capability Perspective Plan (MPCC) and focus on a holistic military approach to prioritise inter-service and intra-service procurements and capability building

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    50 YEARS / 1971 WAR
    Lessons of the 1971 War
    By Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla (Retd)

    A 10-year Integrated Capability Development Plan (ICDP) is in the works that will replace the 15-year Maritime Capability Perspective Plan (MPCC) and focus on a holistic military approach to prioritise inter-service and intra-service procurements and capability building

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    50 YEARS / 1971 WAR
    Metamorphosis 50 — Indian Navy in 2021
    By Vice Admiral K.N. Sushil (Retd)

    Vast improvements in communications and satellite technologies have enabled the Indian Navy to transit to network centricity and vastly improved maritime domain awareness

  • 50 YEARS / 1971 WAR
    1971 War — Indian Navy Ruled The Seas
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    The gallant & audacious operations of the Indian Navy by literally going into the enemy’s naval port & attacking it, resulted in stupendous success & complete control of oil routes from the Persian Gulf to Pakistani ports

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    INDIAN OCEAN REGION
    Indian Navy: Projecting Prowess on High Seas
    By Saloni Salil

    “A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace” —Theodore Roosevelt

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    TECHNOLOGY / SAAB
    Sea Wasp—An Advanced Rov for Explosive Ordnance Disposal
    By Soumitra Sahai, Saab India

    Today, most underwater threats are disposed of manually by highly trained Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) divers – a costly and often dangerous operation. The Sea Wasp is operated remotely by a two-person team, allowing a safe distance between the operators and the threat significantly reduces the risks.

  • Appointments

    Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta assumed charge as the FOC-in-C, Eastern Naval Command (ENC), on December 1, 2021..., Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh took over as the FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command (WNC)..., Vice Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan assumed charge as Chief of Staff of the Eastern Naval Command... etc

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    Indian Navy Day this year, also marked 50 years of victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan. On this occasion, Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Naval Forces had an exclusive interaction with Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff and this interview is the lead article of this issue.