A Message from Chief of the Naval Staff, India

New Delhi
ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA
PVSM, AVSM, ADC
Chief of the Naval Staff
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence
(Navy)

The Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy has been at the vanguard of the Nation’s maritime defence ever since the first Submarine INS Kalvari was commissioned into the Navy on 08 Dec 1967. Submarines since then have evolved into an important pillar of deterrence in the maritime domain. The Golden Jubilee of the Indian Navy’s Submarine Arm is a historic event being celebrated in 2017.

The voyage of the last fifty years has been challenging, not only whilst navigating the environs on the deep seas, but also in inducting new technologies to meet the future challenges of undersea warfare. The journey has been one of fortitude and valour; the way ahead well-conceived and accomplished.

I am glad that the SP’s is publishing a special issue on this occasion. I take this opportunity to wish the Submariners, both veterans and serving, fond memories, good luck and happy hunting.

(Sunil Lanba)
Admiral
Chief of the Naval Staff