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National Maritime Power: Concepts, Constituents and Catalysts
Published by Pentagon Press
Appraises the various facets related to India's ascendance as a maritime power, and lays down policy-relevant recommendations to assist national policy-makers to chart the way ahead . This book additionally seeks to address policymakers in other countries of the Indo-Pacific region, as extra-regional State entities are actively seeking to engage with India.
India is poised to resurge as a maritime power, with cooperative engagement as its most prominent pan-regional characteristic. Enabled by a sound national strategy within the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, this would enable successive governments to further the overarching national objective of securing the economic, material, and societal wellbeing of the people of India. In this context, the book appraises the various facets related to India's ascendance as a maritime power, and lays down policy-relevant recommendations to assist the national policy-makers to chart the `way ahead'. This book additionally seeks to address policymakers in other countries of the Indo-Pacific region, as also extra-regional State entities that are actively seeking to engage with India.
Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, Indian Navy (Retd) took over as the Director of the National Foundation on 01 August 2017. The Admiral retired in December 2013 after a distinguished four-decade-long service career, wherein he commanded several of the Indian Navy's front line surface combatants including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat. He has enjoyed untrammelled success as the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff for Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence, the Chief of the Staff of the Western Naval Command, and, the Commandant of the new state-of-the-art Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala.
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