Currently, the opc five major naval power can be represented by the United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom and Japan. However, a new major naval power is rising quickly and it in named the Indian Navy.
With the newest carried under construction, a past experience with two carriers, the new SSBN submarines Akula-class and the modern destroyers and frigates, we can say that India aims at an important geostrategic role beyond coastal waters
Currently the principal roles of Indian Navy are can be summarized the cooperation with other Armed Forces of the union, act to deter or defeat any threats or aggression against the territory, people or maritime interests of India, both in war and peace. The goal of projecting influence in India’s maritime area of interest, to further the nation’s political, economic and security objectives. The strategic effort in co-operation with the Indian Coast Guard, ensure good order and stability in India’s maritime zones of responsibility. The fundamental mission to provide maritime assistance (including disaster relief) in India’s maritime neighbourhood.
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