JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Nuclear Attack Submarines: The Elixir for a True Blue-Water Navy

Cmde. Roby Thomas is a Senior Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • October-December 2020
    Volume: 
    14
    Issue: 
    4
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    India’s tryst with its destiny for the twenty-first century will greatly depend upon how it prioritises its strategic necessities in the face of current Covid-19-induced economic crisis. While still on course to be the third largest world economy by 2050, India will need to ensure it has the essential tools—economic, military and diplomatic—by then to provide the necessary leverage as a great world power. Great thinkers have stressed and history has shown that maritime power is one such leverage. This will provide the nation with the ability to influence affairs at a distance, which is the epitome of a blue-water navy. Considering its overwhelming utility, nuclear attack submarines today are the ‘Brahmastra’ in the fleet of a true blue-water navy and India needs to prioritise this.

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