COVID-19, situation on northern borders created complex challenges, Navy ready to tackle them: Admiral Hari Kumar

New Delhi, Dec 3: Highlighting that the situation on the country’s northern borders and COVID-19 have created two complex challenges, Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar on Friday said that the Navy is ready to tackle both challenges.
Addressing the press conference in Delhi today, Kumar said, “The situation on our northern borders and COVID19 have created two complex challenges and the Indian Navy is ready to tackle both challenges,” he said.

He further said the Indian Navy has a ten-year road map with a plan to have indigenous unmanned airborne, underwater and autonomous systems.

“We are aware of the development of the Chinese navy building 110 warships in the last few years. Our plans will factor in all the activities and deployments in the IOR (Indian Ocean Region). I want to assure you that the Indian Navy is confident of defending India’s maritime interests,” he said.