Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Harikumar, who stated on Saturday that “the nature of battle is a changing phenomenon in many respects” and that “India’s military capability is rapidly growing.”
He also stated that the Indian Navy is capable of dealing with threats and is always ready to protect the country’s maritime security. He was speaking at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala, where 250 cadets from Bangladesh, the Maldives, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka were graduating.
According to him, the Indian defence sector is progressing by making full use of technical advancements. “We need to educate ourselves so that we can deal with a wide range of problems.”
The Admiral told the media that the Indian Navy was seriously considering introducing short-term duty for adolescents as a mission to attract them into the military, and that women sailors will be deployed starting next year.
He further stated that the Indian Navy has taken strong measures to combat international marine drug trafficking, claiming that the Indian Navy confiscated narcotic substances worth Rs 300 crore last year.