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Tactical surveillance
With the arrival of three of the 12 Poseidon P-8I maritime reconnaissance and strike aircraft, the Indian Navy would be closing gaps
Floating base
International strategic community especially the Chinese have taken note of the launch of India’s
Bolstering foothold
Maldives and Sri Lanka, eyed by China and other world military powers because of their significant geopolitical locations, have entered
Coastal vigil
To be able to gauge the number of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and frigates, India will require in the second quarter of the 21st
Playground of pirates
Incidents of maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden have posed a significant strategic challenge for the security of global trade.
Timely steps
Many countries including India are facing the constant threats of terrorist infiltration via sea route. The real time monitoring of the thousands of vessels, big and tiny, are posing a big challenge to the security managers.
Bridging gap
After the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai and the feverish efforts launched to close the gaps in the maritime security infrastructure, India has come a long way in ensuring that another such attack from the sea will be more difficult to execute.
Failing to track: Surveillance at sea and network connectivity
The state of maritime surveillance and security appears to be no better than it was when Pakistani terrorists came into Mumbai on 26 November 2008. The case in point is the appearance of MT Pavit on the seafront after drifting
Brewing trouble: Growth of Boko Haram in Nigeria
The face that Boko Haram has not only survived the harsh reprisals of 2009 but has also since been able to expand both the reach and scope of its operations ought to be a wakeup call to both the Nigerian government
Getting embroiled: War in Kachin could spell disaster
The war in Kachin commenced in June 2011 after the 17-year old ceasefire between the Burmese government and Kachin rebels was broken.