Message from Chief of the Naval Staff, India

Issue: 6/2022
Chief of the Naval Staff
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Navy)
New Delhi 110011


I am happy to note that SP’s Naval Forces is publishing a special issue on the occasion of Navy Week.

In the 75th year of independence, as we march from “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” into a “Swarnim Kaal”, the Indian Navy continues to maintain the highest standards of preparation and readiness towards safeguarding India’s interests in the maritime domain by being a Combat Ready, Credible, Cohesive and Future Proof Force.

In doing this, we are deeply committed towards the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative, as we imbibe the latest niche and disruptive technologies to face challenges imposed by the contested present and an uncertain future. The Indian Navy has also been proactively fostering partnerships with Industry, Academia as well as publications like SP’s Naval Forces, towards enhancing mutual synergies and healthy exchange of ideas on a wide range of maritime issues.

I am confident that SP Guide Publications will continue to play a vital role in enhancing maritime consciousness amongst its readers.

I wish the team at SP’s Publication the very best in all their endeavours as they grow from strength to strength.

Jai Hind.

July 22, 2022

(R. Hari Kumar)