Vice Admiral AK Chawla, PVSM, AVSM, NM, VSM, PhD (Retd.) is a former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Navy’s Southern Command and a former Captain of the aircraft carrier, INS Viraat. Highly experienced in maritime operations, defence acquisition, military diplomacy, human resource management and training, he is an accomplished maritime thinker and author.

VIF Briefs 
Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) in the Indo-Pacific and the Way Ahead for Indo-Pacific Partnership for MDA (IPMDA) … MDA signifies a need for situational awareness at sea, which necessitates being cognisant of the position and intentions of all maritime actors in all dimensions … IPMDA is aimed at curbing maritime free-run in the Indo-Pacific …...

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