Nov-Dec 2015

  • A HOLISTIC FAMILY LIFE
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Welfare of seagoing personnel and their dependants is an important area of attention for the Navy. At the Western Naval Command this aspect is treated as a Key Result Area. The issue of separation from family is particularly accentuated in the Navy due to the unique nature of the sea-going profession. Once a ship or […]

  • NWWA: A UNIQUE COMMUNITY SUPPORT
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    The Navy has a support system in place that provides avenues for the naval community to give social and emotional support to each other. From a modest beginning in 1967, NWWA has evolved to become an effective NGO, supplementing the efforts of the navy in the areas of community welfare and development. The most striking […]

  • COASTAL BATTERIES THEN AND NOW
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Coastal Batteries around the world have been in existence for a very long time. In the olden days, the purpose of coastal batteries was to operate anti-ship artillery or fixed gun batteries in coastal fortifications. The general rule of thumb was that one shore-based coastalgun equaled three naval guns of the same caliber. The steadiness […]

  • OP NEER: LENDING A HELPING HAND
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Afriend in need is a friend indeed. India proved to be that friend who came to the support of its island neighbor, Maldives, in times of their extreme need. Maldives had a crisis when their only source of fresh water supply got disrupted by a fire on 04 Dec 14. This was soon declared to […]

  • INHS ASVINI : UPHOLDING HEALTH OF MARITIME WARRIORS
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Medical support for the fighting force at sea forms an integral facet of maritime war-waging capability. The Naval Hospital at Colaba, INHS Asvini has been striving to fulfill this important responsibility over the last 250 years. In fact, the prefix INHS, ‘Indian Naval Hospital Ship’ itself symbolisesits raison-de-etrè, of providing world class medical support to […]

  • NAVAL DOCKYARD AT MUMBAI LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Excellence in shipbuilding skills and seafaring abilities of our seamen date back to the Harappan civilization which operated the world’s first tidal dock at Lothal (present day Mangrol off Gujarat coast) in 2300 BC. This inheritance continues to inspire following generations of Indians to continue the maritime tradition with vigour and resoluteness. The British East […]

  • UNDERWATER SENTINELS ON THE WESTERN SEABOARD
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Asubmarine was first conceived by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century. It has taken the efforts of numerous inventors over almost 400 years for it’s development from a basic submersible to its present avatar. The potential of the submarine as an offensive platform was first realised in WWI. However, it was the Second World […]

  • COMBATING PIRACY: YEAR 2008 AND BEYOND
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    The Gulf of Aden (GoA), which lies between the ‘Horn of Africa’ and the Arabian peninsula and forms a critical choke point for maritime trade plying through the Suez canal is of immense economic significance for global trade. A large percentage of India’s trade, including oil and fertilizers, passes through the GoA. Estimates of the […]

  • PROVIDING SUCCOUR THROUGH OPERATION RAHAT Cdr Somesh
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations form one of the core functions of Armed Forces in benign role. The challenges presented during HADR missions are complex and unique in nature. This is mainly due to the prevailing uncertainties vis-a-vis the humanitarian mission in relation to a multitude of factors viz; requirement to safely evacuate […]

  • ASYMMETRIC THREAT FROM THE SEA 26/11 AND ITS AFTERMATH
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    In the aftermath of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008, several measures were announced by the government to strengthen coastal and maritime security along the entire coast. The Indian Navy was designated as the lead agency for coastal security and has been entrusted to co-ordinate joint efforts in conjunction with the Coast Guard, Marine […]