StratPost’s Saurabh Joshi tries to analyze the fortnight-long controversy over intrusions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army across the Line of Actual Control into India and the larger environment between the two countries from which this flare-up has arisen.
Admiral Sureesh Mehta, while dismissing the idea of matching China militarily, ‘force for force’, saying the gap was ‘too wide to bridge’, called for ‘harnessing modern technology for developing high situational awareness and creating a reliable stand-off deterrent’ keeping in mind China’s space weapons and cyber warfare capability. At the same time he called for engagement as ‘cooperation with China was preferable to competition or conflict’.
The Indian Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta has called for leveraging Indian strengths in Information Technology in the building of Indian cyber warfare capabilities, pointing at the increasing threat perception of cyber attacks.
The Indian Navy has announced the commissioning of the INS Airavat on Tuesday. The INS Airavat, the navy’s fifth Landing Ship Tank (Large) will be commissioned at Visakhapatnam at the Eastern Naval Command.