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  • Chinmay Mittal asked: What is the difference between joint naval exercises and joint naval patrolling?

    Abhay Kumar Singh replies: Joint naval exercises and joint naval patrols are maritime activities conducted within the wider ambit of naval diplomacy. Irrespective of their size and political persuasion of their governments, navies engage in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy for both competitive and collaborative purposes. These maritime engagements are aimed at strengthening international cooperation with friendly countries, on the one hand, and signalling capability and intent to deter potential adversaries, on the other.

    Diplomatic Dimensions of Maritime Challenges for India in the 21st Century, by Yogendra Kumar

    The book records the story of India’s development into a modern maritime nation ready to take on the challenges of the twenty-first century. It also tells us how India has steadily built upon its nascent capacities since the early years of independence. In doing so, it begins by giving a brief historical overview of the Indian maritime tradition.

    October 2016

    China’s White Paper on Asia Pacific Security Cooperation: An Assessment

    Through this white paper, China has affirmed its regional ambitions and aims to shape the regional security agenda in the Asia Pacific on its stated terms.

    January 19, 2017

    Colombian Naval Development: Emphasis on Indigenous Capabilities

    COTECMAR has emerged as a viable and innovative supplier of naval vessels to the Colombian Navy.

    October 28, 2016

    The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016 – The Long Journey of an Important Maritime Legislation

    The Admiralty Bill 2016 has been in the making for nearly 30 years. It will finally become an Act of Parliament during the upcoming winter session.

    October 03, 2016

    Mahesh Belavi asked : What is white shipping and how does it help in India's maritime security?

    Aman Saberwal replies: White shipping information refers to exchange of relevant advance information on the identity and movement of commercial non-military merchant vessels.

    The seas around India abound in vessels of various types ranging from small inland fishing crafts to larger fishing vessels, coastal crafts carrying personnel and cargo and merchant ships of all shapes and sizes that carry various types of cargo.

    Why India’s South China Sea Stand Matters

    Why India’s South China Sea Stand Matters

    Regardless of the concessions Beijing is willing to offer on the NSG and bilateral issues, New Delhi has reason to continue viewing China’s maritime manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean Region with suspicion.

    August 19, 2016

    The Chinese Maritime Militia: A Perfect Swarm?

    The South China Sea is a zone of contention between China and other nations in the region. The US Navy has decreased the number of ships available to counter Chinese encroachments here and this power vacuum may be exploited by the Chinese Maritime Militia (CMM). The militia is comprised of fishing vessels that are used to augment the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and possesses sophisticated communication and GPS technology.

    July 2016

    Building Frigates for The Philippines Navy

    Building Frigates for The Philippines Navy

    India should ensure that the deal does not slip away because of GRSE’s perceived financial inability, which may not actually be the case.

    July 06, 2016

    Why a Central Marine Police Force is not required for Coastal Security

    Why a Central Marine Police Force is not required for Coastal Security

    Raising a Central Marine Police Force and wasting resources on their training and equipment is neither necessary nor advisable given that the country already has a central organisation to protect the coast – the Indian Coast Guard.

    June 21, 2016