'India Needs Multi-dimensional, Balanced Naval Force to Protect Vast Maritime Interests'

“We need a multi-dimensional and a balanced naval force to protect our vast maritime interests,” Dhowan asserted.

Published: 01st September 2015 01:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2015 01:59 PM   |  A+A-

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Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin K. Dhowan. (PTI/File)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Speaking at a Tri Service Seminar on the Indo-Pak War 1965, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin K. Dhowan on Tuesday said that India needs a multi-dimensional and a balanced naval force to protect its vast maritime interests.

“One of the major takeaways from the war (1965) was that warships and naval assets need to be deployed in an offensive role across the spectrum of operations to the enemy since they are intended to go in harm’s way,” Admiral Dhowan said.

“This was the second war after independence and the first one in which the three armed forces were deployed. In the march to victory, there needs to be total synergy and jointness between the armed forces. No single service can hope and fight and win a war on its own,” he added.

“We need a multi-dimensional and a balanced naval force to protect our vast maritime interests,” he asserted.

The India-Pakistan War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April and September 1965 between Pakistan and India.

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