Coastal Security- Policy Imperatives for India

· National Maritime Foundation

About this ebook

The heinous attack on Mumbai on 26 November 2008 ‘26/11’ brought to the fore the compelling need to strengthen mechanisms for maritime and coastal security in India. This book, ten years after the attack, aims to advance the academic discourse on the subject. The book traces the evolution of the coastal security construct in India and dwells extensively on the multifarious initiatives taken since ‘26/11’. The book also undertakes a comprehensive examination of multiple elements of the coastal security construct, and makes policy recommendations for further strengthening coastal security in India. A useful, updated, and insightful resource for academics, policymakers, practitioners, as also those interested in the subject.

About the author

COMMANDER HIMADRI DAS  is a serving officer of the Indian Navy.  He was commissioned on 01 July 1994 and is presently posted at the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Navy), New Delhi. He is a Navigation and Direction (ND) specialist and has held related instructional appointments.  He has also been closely associated with the doctrinal development programme of the Indian Navy across the strategic, operational and tactical levels, on a range of subjects. He holds post graduate degrees in Nautical Sciences and Tactical Operations, and in International Relations. He is an M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies, and is presently pursuing a PhD in maritime security.

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