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India Will Not Join 1,000-Ship Navy Concept

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by JanjaWeed, May 26, 2011.

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  1. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI - The Indian Navy will not join any multilateral groupings, putting to rest the possibility of Indian participation in the U.S.-mooted concept of a 1,000-ship navy.

    Addressing the naval commanders here, Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony ruled out India joining such a group unless it is under a U.N. mandate, said a Defence Ministry statement.

    While India will join maritime cooperation in the region against terrorism and piracy, there is no plan to join any broader multilateral grouping, a Defence Ministry official said.

    The 1,000-ship navy concept, espoused by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, envisioned an operational partnership of naval and coastal forces from friendly countries around the world.

    The remarks by Antony also have cast doubt on the U.S.-sponsored Proliferation Security Initiative, the Container Security Initiative and the Regional Maritime Security Initiative, said a Defence Ministry source.

    In the context of the recent terrorist attack at a naval base in neighboring Pakistan, Antony said, "The challenges of the Indian Ocean rim, and the volatile neighborhood we live in, make it imperative for us to maintain operational readiness at all times. Recent incidents in our neighborhood have strongly underlined the need to maintain constant vigil. The Navy needs to take stock of the level of operational preparedness from time to time."

    Turning to coastal security, Antony said the government has made considerable progress in plugging the gaps, but a lot more needs to be done. Various agencies need to adopt a far more collaborative and cooperative approach, according to the ministry statement.


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  2. Varad

    Varad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I think its better for us to stay away from any such thing for now. But in future Pakistan and China may follow something similar.
     
  3. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    it's a good & well thought out of decision by india! india on it's has the capability to have a top class navey & don't want dilute itself by doing the dirty work for others! this concept suits those countries who has lesser capabilities & are in need of a helping hand from others to defend themselves!!
     
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    One 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Very good move. Balance btw China, Us.
     
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    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    A good decision indeed. I was wondering whether the government might give in on this particular situation. Smart decision by Anthony. It is too premature to join any alliance of military nature. The last thing you want to shoulder is additional combat responsibilities (as if we got a very peaceful neighborhood like Europeans :lol:).
     
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    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    1000 ships Navy????
    Right now we have around 150 vessels but most of them are good quality.Who needs 1000 even if we have 300-350 quality vessels???:agree::agree:
     
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    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^ they are talking about multinational cooperation....not about inducting a thousand vessels mate....
     
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