- The Navy said that the conference gave the naval commanders a chance to think about important maritime issues.
- The Navy chief also talked about the need to improve infrastructure. He focused on things like planning for equipment and logistics, as well as developing the right people.
In an address to top naval commanders, Navy chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar said that the Indian Navy must stay a “combat-ready, credible, cohesive, and future-proof force” to deal with the tumultuous security situation. This is because China is becoming more assertive in the Indian Ocean region.
The admiral talked about the “complex security landscape,” terrorism, the rise of “non-state actors,” and the growing power of “large corporations” as some of the problems India faces in the maritime domain. He said that these things affect India’s strategic and security calculations.
He was giving a speech at the naval commanders’ conference, which ended on Thursday after four days of talks.
General Anil Chauhan, the Chief of Defence Staff, talked about the need for operational readiness, self-reliance, and more integration in the armed forces so that they can all meet India’s national security needs.
The Navy said that the conference gave the naval commanders a chance to think about important maritime issues.
The Chief of Naval Staff also talked about integrating all three services. “There is a national focus on working together, and we need to work toward that with all of our heart,” he said.
“In order to deal with the tumultuous security situation, I am sure that it is important to stay a combat-ready, credible, cohesive, and future-proof force that puts the ship first,” the Navy chief said.
“This pair, in my opinion, would drive both continuity and change, making it possible for us to follow a positive path into the future,” he said.
Admiral Kumar said that threats like terrorism, smuggling guns and drugs, and other things like that will keep coming up.
“I am also sure that keeping the man or woman in the field at the centre of everything we do will automatically lead to the Navy becoming more flexible, adaptable, and skilled,” he said.
“Let’s keep working to make the changes we need. To do this, I’ve made my expectations clear. Each one can be met simply by everyone doing their job well, and this will help us move beyond words and into action, as Admiral Kumar put it.
The Navy chief also talked about the need to improve infrastructure. He focused on things like planning for equipment and logistics, as well as developing the right people.
All of the Indian Navy’s operational and area commanders were at the conference.