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Dhowan directs naval commands to maintain vigil, readiness

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New Delhi: Navy chief Admiral R K Dhowan has directed his commanders to maintain highest combat readiness of naval platforms given India’s geographic location and the prevailing security situation.

He also asked them to ensure diligent monitoring of developments in the maritime domain. His remarks came as the second edition of this years’ bi-annual Naval Commanders’ conference ended today in the national capital. Dhowan chaired the conference and addressed the top naval leadership on a host of issues including enhancing operational readiness of the Commands, infrastructure development, human resources management, coastal security, cyber security in the Indian Navy and foreign cooperation initiatives among others, a statement by the Navy said.

Emphasising upon India’s geographic location and the prevailing security situation which demands continuous vigil and readiness to respond to any contingencies in our area of interest, Admiral Dhowan urged the Commanders’ to maintain highest combat readiness of our platforms and diligent monitoring of developments in the maritime domain, it said.


He complimented all ranks of the Navy in maintaining a high tempo of operations with naval ships deployed at extended ranges from our coasts, spanning from the South China Sea and Sea of Japan in the East to the Persian Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean in the West.

The Naval Commanders discussed the numerous initiatives taken by the Navy to usher in e-governance and measures to further strengthen cyber security in the Navy.