Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar visited DSSC, Wellington on March 28, 2024, and addressed the upcoming leadership of the Indian Armed Forces participating in the 79 Staff Course. Admiral R Hari Kumar illuminated India’s maritime heritage and emphasized the significance of the nation’s geography in shaping its maritime identity within the Indian Ocean Region. He spotlighted the Indian Navy’s evolution into a Combat Ready, Credible, Cohesive, and Future-Proof force, guided by the principles of Aatmanirbharta.

Admiral R Hari Kumar elaborated on recent Indian Navy operations, including anti-piracy missions, stressing the pivotal role the Navy plays in safeguarding India’s trade and maritime interests. Furthermore, he emphasized the necessity of jointness and integration among the Armed Forces to effectively pursue national military objectives.


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