Indian Navy’s Mission Based Deployment

Indian Navy has approved new mission-based deployment plan for deploying mission ready ships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications and choke points in Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

Under this mission-based deployment plan, Indian Navy’s 14-15 ships will be deployed year-round in region. These deployments are expected to meet any eventuality across spectrum of operations ranging from acts of maritime terrorism and piracy to Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) missions.

This also aims at maintaining 24/7 and round the year vigil with ships being sustained and turned around on station. The areas where these ships and corvettes and surveillance aircraft are being deployed include the Malacca Strait, North Andaman Sea, Andaman Sea, Andaman Sea including Bangladesh and Myanmar, Lakshadweep islands and Maldives, besides Madagascar and Persian Gulf.

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