Book Details

Book title: National Maritime Power: Concepts, Constituents and Catalysts
Author(s): Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, Capt (Dr.) Gurpreet S Khurana
ISBN: 9789386618320
Publication Year: 2018
Binding: HB
Pages: 252
Price: Rs. 795 Rs. 795
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India is poised to resurge as a maritime power, with cooperative engagement as its most prominent pan-regional characteristic. Enabled by a sound national strategy within the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, this would enable successive governments to further the overarching national objective of securing the economic, material, and societal wellbeing of the people of India. In this context, the book appraises the various facets related to India’s ascendance as a maritime power, and lays down policy-relevant recommendations to assist the national policy-makers to chart the ‘way ahead’. This book additionally seeks to address policymakers in other countries of the Indo-Pacific region, as also extra-regional State entities that are actively seeking to engage with India.

ABOUT Author


Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, Indian Navy (Retd.) took over as the Director of the National Maritime Foundation on 01 August 2017. The Admiral retired in December 2013 after a distinguished four-decade-long service career, wherein he commanded several of the Indian Navy`s frontline surface combatants including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat. He has enjoyed untrammelled success as the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff for Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence, the Chief of the Staff of the Western Naval Command, and, the Commandant    of the new state-of-the-art Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala. Since retirement, he has had over 70 professional articles and papers published in a variety of Indian and foreign journals and magazines. He is on the visiting faculty of the higher-command establishments of all three defence services of India, as also tri-Service establishments such as the College of Defence Management, Hyderabad and the National Defence College, New Delhi. He is an Adviser and Fellow of several important think-tanks including the Ananta-Aspen Centre, the Forum for Strategic and Security Studies, and the Centre for Advanced Strategic and Security Studies.

Captain (Dr.) Gurpreet S Khurana, Indian Navy, is a PhD in Defence Studies and currently the Executive Director National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He has authored two books: Maritime Forces in Pursuit of National Security (2008) and Porthole: Geopolitical, Strategic and Maritime Terms and Concepts (2016). He has reviewed and edited the Indian Maritime Doctrine 2009 (INBR 8), and compiled the Navy’s Handbook on the Law of Maritime Operations 2013 (INBR 1652).

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