Pune: Chief of Naval Staff Commends MILIT’s Role in Shaping Techno-Warriors on Shivaji Maharaj’s Birth Anniversary

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Khadakwasla, 19th February 2024: Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff, paid a visit to the Military Institute of Technology (MILIT) in Girinagar, Pune on February 19, 2024. The visit coincided with the birth anniversary of Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a revered Indian warrior and the founder of the modern Indian Navy.

During his interaction with the Directing Staff and student officers of MILIT, Admiral Kumar delved into the crucial topic of “Maritime Challenges of India and Indian Navy’s Endeavours.” He eloquently expressed the vision of the Indian Navy as a net security provider, emphasizing the significance of the Indian Ocean Region. The Naval Chief underscored the importance of a self-reliant approach and collaborative efforts to ensure maritime security, citing recent anti-piracy operations conducted by IN Warships.

In his address, Admiral Kumar stressed the necessity to adapt traditional warfighting machinery to emerging paradigms of future wars. He also highlighted the vital role of techno-warriors in shaping the armed forces in the era of jointness, emphasizing the integration of niche technologies in future warfare.

During his visit, the Chief of Naval Staff toured the newly established labs at MILIT, commending the institute for its pivotal role in molding officers from all three services, including those from Friendly Foreign Countries (FFCs). He lauded MILIT’s contribution in shaping techno-warriors, future commanders, and staff officers.