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18 November 2011

26/11: National Day Of Remembrance

Mumbai is surrounded on all sides by water and is just as vulnerable to attack by sea as it was on 26/11. Maharashtra needs formalised maritime governance - a coordination of all maritime activity with a constant, collective awareness of the surrounding maritime domain.

The Airavat Incident Much ado about nothing Courtesy: U.S. Navy/WikimediaCommons
11 October 2011

The Airavat Incident: Much ado about nothing

In the context of security and sovereignty, India is involuntarily Pakistan-centric and Sino-deferential. India must deal with China with deference without degradation, firmness without confrontation, and raise the threshold of its defense posture in physical and policy measures, without upping the ante.

India-Bangladesh: Energy has to be the driver Courtesy: PMO
28 September 2011

India-Bangladesh: Energy has to be the driver

Shortly after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka, Gateway House interviewed the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India, Tariq Ahmad Karim, who commented on the prospects of enhanced relations between the two nations, and the opportunities that lie ahead.

100713-N-3446M-139 Courtesy: SurfaceForces/Flickr
2 September 2011

China’s aircraft carrier changes the balance

The turbulent waters of the South China Sea may soon see a major addition: an aircraft carrier, from China. The carrier - already seventy percent complete - is sure to change the equation and further Beijing's Four Modernisations programme.

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19 April 2011

“India needs a maritime governance authority”

The Navy, Coast Guard, Police and maritime companies now encounter new threats, as piracy threatens the Indian seas and our trade routes. This calls for a united approach in combating threats and even more so, for a single governing body for maritime issues.

John L. Beeman Courtesy: John L. Beeman
30 September 2010

Mechanics of a Maritime Governance Authority

The second part of Admiral Bharathan’s piece on the importance of maritime governance in India. In this part, the author highlights the creation of institutions and adaptation of rules and regulations towards governance and management of the nation