Preparing for the Future Indian Ocean Security Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for the Indian Navy

 

On Monday, May 12th, the Hudson Institute’s South and Central Asia Program, held a roundtable discussion on the Indian Navy and security options in the Indian Ocean, called “Preparing for the Future Indian Ocean Security Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for the Indian Navy”.

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The panelists were Prof. S. Paul Kapur of the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Rear Admiral (retd) William C. McQuilkin, Commander of U.S Naval Forces, Korea from 2011-2013 and Dr. Aparna Pande, Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, Hudson Institute.

Topics that were discussed included the the Indian Navy fleet and arsenal, India-US naval cooperation, India-US naval foundational agreements including the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), India-Japan naval cooperation, countering China’s strategic decisions in the Indian Ocean and India’s power projection in the Indian Ocean.