STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Energy Strategy for the Indian Navy: Need, Scope and a Roadmap

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  • May 2013
    Volume: 
    37
    Issue: 
    3
    Articles

    ‘Energy’ is a key enabler of military combat power and it should be considered a strategic resource for the Indian Navy (IN). This article justifies the necessity of ensuring energy security for the IN in the backdrop of emerging energy challenges. It also discusses certain recent developments that point to the growing relevance of an energy policy for the IN. The article then discusses the contours and the scope of an integrated energy policy and proposes a roadmap for implementing an energy strategy for the IN. The article concludes that a well-executed energy strategy will ensure a sustainable and energy-secure future for the IN in the coming decades.

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