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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 3 Issue 3</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>Dec 2022-Jan 2023</Season>
      <ArticleType>Strategic Studies</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Future of Joint Amphibious Operations for Furtherance of National Security Objectives in Indian Context</ArticleTitle>
          <FirstName>Brigadier Amod Chadha</FirstName>
      <Abstract>India__ampersandsign#39;s two island territories; Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal and the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea are at considerable distances from mainland and straddling some of the most critical international sea lanes of communication (ISLs) of the world. Their location and distance from India reinforce their criticality to India__ampersandsign#39;s security. Further, along with protecting India__ampersandsign#39;s territories, diaspora, and interests, India__ampersandsign#39;s defense forces may need to render assistance to countries that are crucial to India__ampersandsign#39;s strategic and economic wellbeing and also to further India__ampersandsign#39;s diplomatic foot print as directed by the government. There is thus a requirement to study the future of amphibious operations in the Indian context for furtherance of its national security objective. The article looks at the historical background of amphibious operations and future of joint amphibious operations in the Indian context to determine if the creation of an amphibious task force for India is an imperative given India’s centrality in the IOR. It argues that an amphibious capability that is maintained at a high state of operational readiness will provide India a high degree of strategic deterrence. This capability would also have the inherent ability to graduate from a threat in being to intervention, should the situation so require at short notice. Further, jointness is in the very nature of amphibious operations and hence the three Services need to synergize their actions and achieve results in the true spirit of jointness.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Joint Amphibious Operations,National Security Objectives,India’s economy,security environment,humanitarian aid and disaster relief</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ejsss.net.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=14324&amp;title=Future of Joint Amphibious Operations for Furtherance of National Security Objectives in Indian Context</Abstract>
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