India's Navy

Of maritime security and a rules-based order
Of maritime security and a rules-based order
Maritime scholars and practitioners often wrestle with the question of what a “desirable” architecture for maritime security should be, and how must it be properly implemented?…
Indian Ocean step-up
Indian Ocean step-up
Like Australia in the Pacific, India has been pursuing its own Indian Ocean island step-up, largely driven by concerns about China’s growing influence in the region. This has…
The Crisis after the Crisis: How Ladakh will Shape India’s Competition with China
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The Crisis after the Crisis: How Ladakh will Shape India’s Competition with China
The border crisis in Ladakh may end in war or peace — or it may never end.
Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy
Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy
An interesting debate has emerged in the pages of The Interpreter involving maritime strategy. Arzan Tarapore wrote an article last month arguing that India should prioritise a…
Sea denial is not enough: An Australian and Indian perspective
Sea denial is not enough: An Australian and Indian perspective
In recent years – and for good reason - the strategic commentariat in both Australia and India has become increasingly concerned with the rise of China’s maritime power and the…
India should prioritise a denial strategy in the Indian Ocean
India should prioritise a denial strategy in the Indian Ocean
To break the border stand-off between India and China in the Himalayas, some Indian analysts have advocated going on the offensive against China in the Indian Ocean. But that…
The Australia–India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating Security Cooperation in the Indo–Pacific
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The Australia–India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating Security Cooperation in the Indo–Pacific
Shared concerns about China's rise have propelled Australia and India to deepen their security ties
The delusion of India trying to throttle China’s maritime trade
The delusion of India trying to throttle China’s maritime trade
The current phase of the Sino-Indian border conflict which began in May this year may go on for quite some time. India seems to be hunkering down for a long winter. Given the…
India-China conflict: A move from the Himalayas to the high seas?
India-China conflict: A move from the Himalayas to the high seas?
Last month’s clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh was the most significant conflict between the two countries since 1967. Despite signs of a partial tactical pullback…
Beyond Covid, Australia’s big stake in India’s military reorganisation
Beyond Covid, Australia’s big stake in India’s military reorganisation
Covid-19 will no doubt have many long-term consequences for our region that we can now only begin to imagine. One consequence that is easy to imagine in the face of a distracted…