India Navy Nations // Asia

OVERVIEW The Indian navy is responsible for defending India's maritime interests and protecting over 7,600 km (4,722 miles) of coastline and several island territories. Given that 97 percent of India's international trade is seaborne, protection of its sea lanes of communications is vital. India adopted a new naval doctrine in 2004 with a renewed emphasis on littoral warfare and power projection into the Arabian Sea. The focus on navy development has thus shifted toward amphibious...


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