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Geopolitics' December 2018 issue focuses on the Indian Navy. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba outlines how the Indian Navy is a true Blue-Water Navy, protecting and promoting India's maritime interests effectively in the Indo-Pacific region. He also points out how the Navy has always taken the lead in Indigenisation; so much so that this focus has translated into 90 per cent indigenous content in 'Float', 60 per cent in 'Move' and approximately 40 per cent in 'Fight' categories. The issue looks at the myriad responsibilities of the Indian Navy and its strengths and weaknesses. It also analyses how the Navy is equipped to deal with the country's principal strategic maritime challenge today: a rising China that pursues loaded economic policies, financial enticements, and military coercion. With the country's first indigenous nuclear powered submarine completing a month-long deterrence patrol, a detailed look at how the country now has the long-desired capability to fire nuclear weapons from land, air and sea. An analysis on the baffling dichotomy in warship building: the Navy is short of vessels; public sector shipyards are overloaded and cannot deliver; private shipyards are lying idle without orders. Plus: Interviews with BrahMos' Director General; CMD, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited; Boeing Defence's Director, Global Sales; L&T's Whole-Time Director & Sr. Executive Vice President (Defence Business); Naval Group's Chairman & MD; Rafael's Head of Land and Naval Systems Division; and, Goa Shipyard's CMD.

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