Commodore Lalit Kapur (Retd.) writes for Delhi Policy Group: Media reports on July 13, 2021 spoke of the Government of India appointing a National Maritime Security Coordinator, with the post being tenable by a retired or serving Vice Admiral. This generated considerable debate, particularly in social media, tinged with the belief that keeping this post outside the ambit of theatre commands being considered simultaneously would weaken them. The belief was based on an inadequate understanding of the need or what the job actually entails.
go to Delhi Policy Group: Understanding India’s Maritime Security Coordination Needs (delhipolicygroup.org)