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dc.contributor.advisorChatterjee, Anshu
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Cody T.
dc.dateSep-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T23:40:49Z
dc.date.available2017-11-07T23:40:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56178
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIndia’s maritime security strategy document, Ensuring Secure Seas, was released in 2015 and sets the Indian Ocean as a priority for India’s foreign policy with the goal of maritime dominance. What are the driving factors that influence this new maritime strategy that elevates the Indian Navy beyond its traditional Cinderella service role? This thesis attempts to answer this question. In order to accomplish this objective, this thesis looks at the significance of the Indian Ocean for the major state and non-state players that have considerable stakes in the region, as well as their maritime capabilities relative to India. Next, the thesis examines India’s modernization efforts of its fleet and naval doctrine to carry out the roles defined in Ensuring Secure Seas. Finally, this thesis examines India’s economic policies, specifically maritime trade, as well as domestic politics, to see how they engage and shape Indian maritime strategy. These findings present a combined analysis of economic, security, and political factors mentioned above, centered on a primary focus of security and stability within the Indian Ocean region, to foster continued prosperity of India’s overseas trade networks. The driving factors that influence Ensuring Secure Seas is heavily influenced by India’s overseas trade and the need to protect that trade against various threats. This study should benefit strategists and policy-makers alike with regard to the South Asia region.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/centuryofseasunl1094556178
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, it may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleCentury of the seas: unlocking Indian maritime strategy in the 21st centuryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMoran, Daniel
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorSouth Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorIndiaen_US
dc.subject.authornavyen_US
dc.subject.authormaritime strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorIndian Ocean regionen_US
dc.subject.authordomestic politicsen_US
dc.subject.authortradeen_US
dc.subject.authorpolitical economyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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