Executive Summary: India’s economic recovery and national security in a post-COVID-19 world heavily depends on its digital connectivity to the rest of the world. Submarine cables are crucial to ensuring this connectivity.
We recommend that India safeguard its submarine cables through:
- Deployment of an all-encompassing Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS).
- An increase in sortie rates and numbers of Maritime Patrol/ELINT Aircraft.
- An increase in patrolling in specific areas by the Indian Coast Guard, CISF, Sagar Prahari Bal of The Indian Navy, and Marine Police.
- An increased focus on proliferating restoration capabilities for private consortiums by providing incentives.
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Submarine Cables Maritime National Security Perspective 1.1
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