South Asia and Beyond

Indian Navy, The Silent Force-Multiplier

NEW DELHI: Disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh may have begun but what if China attempts any misadventure in the maritime domain? It’s here that the Indian Navy, a potent force in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), comes in. Currently in the midst of its biggest war gaming exercise TROPEX, the Navy has displayed its prowess in the 1971 war and the Kargil conflict in 1999. But other than performing its duty as a military force, what does the Indian Navy do? In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale talks about the roles of the most ‘unseen’ of India’s three services.

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