Naval Strategic Insight by Rear Admiral Dr. S. Kulshrestha (Retd.), INDIAN NAVY

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IndraStra Global, Jul 26, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 24 pages

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the Naval Strategic Insight by Rear Admiral Dr. S. Kulshrestha (Retd.), INDIAN NAVY through the collection of 7 strategic articles pertaining to India’s role in maritime security apparatus of Indian Ocean and beyond. We hope the readers will find this report both informative and interesting, that it will give everyone a greater understanding of the work undertaken by the author and our organization.  

This Naval Strategic Insight for the period July 2015 is ambitious and this is as it should be. As we prepare to meet ongoing commitments of our contributors, it is important that our structures fit the overall strategy by providing effective delivery of quality analysis as a primary goal. IndraStra Global has had a proud record of achievement in recent months and we know that it has the people, the resources and the will to build on these successes and to face the future with confidence.

IndraStra Global Editorial Team  


JULY 26, 2015 


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Rear Admiral Dr. S. Kulshrestha (Retd.), Indian Navy, is an alumnus of Jodhpur University with Gold Medal in Solid State Physics in his Post Graduation. He joined Indian Navy in the year 1975 and was awarded Silver Medal at the Naval Academy, the Telescope and the Sword of Honour for being adjudged the best Naval Officer during initial training. He did his specialization in Quality Assurance of Naval Armament and adorned various key appointments at Naval Command Headquarters, DRDO establishments, Ordnance Factories and finally rose to become the Director General of Naval Armament Inspection (DGNAI) at the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy).

During his career spanning over three decades in the Armament Quality Organisation in the Indian Navy, he has gained and attained a thorough knowledge of Quality Assurance of sophisticated naval armament, Quality Management Systems, Project Management, Negotiation on technical as well as financial subjects and administration of defense as well as the civilian workforce. As DGNAI, he was directly responsible for the timely availability of reliable and safe naval armament (which are sophisticated complex systems, comprising of mechanical/ electrical/ electronic/ chemical components/ mechanisms/ circuitry) to the operational fleet of the Indian Navy.

As part of self-development, he has been engaged in the study of strategic aspects of the acquisition of Nanotechnology in India by both the public and private sector, with specific relevance to National Security issues. He has two MPhil degrees pertaining to nanotechnology and associated issues from Mumbai and Chennai universities and has a Doctorate from ‘School of International Studies’ at the Jawaharlal National University (JNU). He is also an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College (NDC).He has superannuated from Indian Navy in 2011 and is currently unaffiliated. He has been writing in defense journals on issues related to Armament technology and indigenization. He is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Vancouver, Canada, as well as an integral member of “Brains Trust” at Hindustan University Chennai, India. 

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