Good Order at Sea: Indian Perspective

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Adluri Subramanyam Raju
2018, 228pp
Hardbound, 9789385883613
Rs. 1195.00

The volume argues that India must take the lead role in establishing ocean management for littoral countries to maintain maritime stability and good order in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

The volume discusses how maritime sphere of influence has become a dominant factor in global affairs. Ninety per cent of the world’s trade travels by sea, major international trade centres and economic powers are located on the coast and thirty six per cent of the world’s oceans are encompassed within the exclusive economic zone. There is a strong link between economy and the world’s oceans, and hence good order at sea is essential. After end of the Cold War when the liberalization process commenced, India realized the importance of its role in maintaining peace, security and stability in the IOR as a responsible maritime state. Fourteen papers in this volume examine the current and future prospects of maritime stability and good order in the IOR and approach India should adopt.


Ferment in India’s maritime environment has been receiving intense scrutiny by the international strategic community of late. Prof Subramanyam Raju renders yeoman service, by compiling this anthology of perceptive commentaries and analyses, by Indian scholars, on the vital issue of ‘good order at sea’, which will enlighten readers and enrich our maritime security discourse.

– Admiral Arun Prakash, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, ADC (Retd), Former Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy.

This volume provides us with a timely reminder: India must play an increasingly active role in promoting maritime security for the region. It is essential reading for those who would know more about the range and urgency of the emerging multiple maritime threats and details the steps India must take to counter these effectively, as also the need, in this context, for regional cooperation.

– Amb. I.P. Khosla, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

The seas as a vital environment for the resources it contains, for its centrality to transportation and trade, as a source of power and sovereignty requires much greater intellectual and material investment by the Indian state and its people. Tackling the risks and threats that could undermine good order at sea can be crucial to human development and national prosperity.

 – Rear Admiral Sudhir Pillai, NM (Retd), Former Chief Instructor (Navy), Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

Dr. Adluri Subramanyam Raju, Coordinator, UGC Centre for Maritime Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India.

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Part I: Maritime Good Order at Sea: Conceptual Analysis

1. Maritime Order in Indian Ocean
P.V. Rao
2. Rational Choice, Institutionalism and Maritime Good Order
Uttara Sahasrabuddhe
3. Good Order and Discipline of the Ocean: Invoking Corporate Social Responsibility
Prabhakaran Paleri

Part II: Indo-Pacific Region: Emerging Geo-Political Dynamics

4. Evolving Geo-Political Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific Region
Antara Ghosal Singh
5. Good Order at Sea Management Revisited: India and the Indo- Pacific
Santishree Dhulipudi P. and Rimli Basu
6. Maintaining Order in the Seas: Evolving India-US Partnership in the Indo-Pacific
Chintamani Mahapatra and Monish Tourangbam
7. Enhancing Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific Through Maritime Cooperation: India’s Role
Udai Rao
8. China’s Maritime Silk Road: India’s Response
Apoorva R. Heroor

Part III: Threats to Maritime Environment

9. High Risk Area in Indian Ocean
V. Srilatha
10. Sea-Lane Security in Indian Ocean: The Way Forward
Prakash Panneerselvam

Part IV: India as a Security Provider

11. Net Security Provider: Imperatives for India
Dinesh Yadav
12. Good Order at Sea: India’s Imperatives and Approaches
Shereen Sherif
13. India’s Good Order at Sea Apparatus: Role of Coastal Security Group
S. Utham Kumar Jamadhagni
14. India as a Security Provider in Indian Ocean
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