A Message from Chief of the Naval Staff, India

New Delhi
Chief of the Naval Staff
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence

I am pleased to learn that the SP Guide Publications is publishing a special issue of SP's Naval Forces on the occasion of Navy Day covering the role and achievements of the Indian Navy.

This publication offers its readers a broad perspective of Indian Navy's pivotal role in safeguarding and promoting national security in the maritime domain. The Indian Navy has evolved in size and capability commensurate with its steadily expanding mandate and growing significance to national security. The Navy's operational footprint has correspondingly extended covering the Indian Ocean Region and beyond.

I am confident that SP Guide Publications will continue to provide valuable insights in the forthcoming years and be of interest to stakeholders at different levels of our national security apparatus as well as people from all walks of life with an interest in matters military.

I wish the publication the very best in all its endeavours.

(Sunil Lanba)
Chief of the Naval Staff