Message from Chief of the Naval Staff, India

Issue: 6-2021
Chief of the Naval Staff
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Navy)
New Delhi 110011


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. At this juncture, we also acknowledge the sacrifices made by our martyrs and express gratitude to our veterans, as well as Veer Naris.

As we celebrate 75 years of Independence - “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, importance of the maritime domain as a prime facilitator of our economic well-being has been significantly reinforced. The Indian Navy being the principal manifestation of India’s maritime power, stands steadfast in Preserving, Promoting and Protecting our national maritime interests. Towards this, in consonance with the vision of ‘SAGAR’, we also continue engaging with friendly navies across the domains of Security, Operations, Training and Disaster Relief.

The Indian Navy is deeply committed and focused towards the ‘Atmanirbhar’ initiative, which is underscored by the recent induction of highly advanced and potent indigenously built platforms into the Navy.

I am confident the SP Guide Publications will continue to contribute in enhancing maritime consciousness amongst its readers, including through this special issue.

I wish the publication the very best in its endeavours.

Jai Hind.

10 Dec, 2021

(R. Hari Kumar)