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Exclusive Interview With Chief Of The Naval Staff Admiral Robin K Dhowan

CNS Admiral Robin K Dhowan PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC is the 22nd Navy Chief of India. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA. He has also completed the Sea Harrier Direction Course in the UK. Here in an exclusive interview with DSA Admiral Dhowan shares his views and vision for making Indian Navy a taut, efficient and happy naval force.


Indian Navy's Remarkable Saga of Indigenisation by Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh

Author: Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd)

Indigenous ship and nuclear submarine construction involves home grown design, R&D, indigenous steel, propulsion and power generation systems, sensors, weapons, communications, stealth technology and their integration into a Combat Management System and Ship Management System. India has, a number of public and private sector shipyards viz Cochin Shipyard has a 40,000 ton capacity drydock where it has built the 37,000 ton aircraft carrier Vikrant, while the largest dry dock in India is with Pipavav Shipyard, Gujarat and this can build aircraft carriers of over 100,000 tons.


Naval Modernisation Role of Private Players by Rear Admiral Dr S Kulshrestha

Author: Rear Admiral Dr S Kulshrestha (Retd)

Private sector has been a small but a worthy and necessary partner in modernising Indian Navy. For increased participation of the private industry, there is a requirement of a more broad-based transformation by the government. That is, by improving business practices, streamlining bureaucracy, broadening incentives for the work force, improving quality control and incentivising and facilitating integral research and development.


Submarines Critical for Nuclear Deterrence by Cmde Ranjit B Rai

Author: Cmde Ranjit B Rai (Retd)

Diesel submarines are warships of position whereas nuclear submarines are vehicles of manoeuvre. Diesels are suited for small shallow seas near the coast, but when rapid movements over long distances are required, nuclear propulsion is the desired choice.


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