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Dilemma the Navy faces
Posted:Dec 1, 2016
 
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By  Abhijit Bhattacharyya 
 
It does not require the legendary Naval expert Alfred Thayer Mahan to state the obvious: That no state can ever aspire to be a sea power without indigenous fighting ship production line. Again, one does not require the opinion of an Einstein to state — since submarine is technologically challenging, and difficult to master, being lethal, expensive and sophisticated offensive platform, India must try, and go all out to reduce, if not obliterate, its complete dependence on foreign vendors to equip its submarine squadron, through in-house production. Although it is easier said than done, yet, it is time to explore as to what the world market is like, and where India stands today!
 
The Pioneer, December 2 , 2016
 
 
 
 
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