Articles By Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan

Revival of Maritime Outlook in Modern India: The Role of KM Panikkar

Revival of Maritime Outlook in Modern India: The Role of KM Panikkar

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 09 Jul , 2021

It is apparent that 21st century India is once again looking towards oceans for her security and economic prosperity. Her interactions with nations across the entire Indo-Pacific and beyond are on...

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Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 16 Jan , 2021

Strategically located in the Indian Ocean, India was a flourishing economic and cultural centre from the dawn of civilisation. As historian KM Panikkar in his seminal work ‘India and the Indian...

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Maritime Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy

Maritime Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 16 Nov , 2020

Maritime security and linked issues are important elements of India’s foreign policy architecture. The Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard are closely associated with many of the initiatives...

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Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 17 Jan , 2020

There is possibly a misconception in the Western world that ancient India was ignorant of aspects such as strategy, statecraft or administration even though the Indian epics spoke of vast kingdoms...

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The Indian Navy as an Instrument of Foreign Policy

The Indian Navy as an Instrument of Foreign Policy

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 25 Oct , 2019

The economic importance of oceans to nations is well known. Nearly 80 percent of the world trade by volume is carried out through ships and this includes the energy needs of the world such as...

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India: Need for Strategic Culture and Policy Options

India: Need for Strategic Culture and Policy Options

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 24 Jul , 2019

Towards the end of the 20th century, analysts all over the world forecast about the nations that would emerge as power centres on the world scene in the 21st century. India figured on every list...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 Feb , 2019

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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Maritime Crime and Terrorism

Maritime Crime and Terrorism

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 07 Feb , 2019

The diverse nature of maritime crimes and threats is blurring the distinction between traditional defence against other nation states, to ensuring broader maritime security from non-traditional...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 04 Dec , 2018

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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