Ministry of Defence

Naval Surveillance in Indian Ocean

Posted On: 02 JAN 2018 5:41PM by PIB Delhi

The geo-strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has seen  a gradual increase in the recent past.  Indian Navy closely monitors the maritime areas of our interest and regularly deploys ships for Presence and Surveillance Missions (PSM), off critical choke points / sea lanes in the IOR.  Since August 2017, Indian Navy deployments in the IOR have been further structured under the Mission Based Deployment (MBD) concept.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri N. Gokulakrishnan in Rajya Sabha today.

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