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What is maritime domain awareness? Analyze its significance in protecting India’s maritime interests as well as generating cooperative synergies with the neighbourhood and the allies.

Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism;

5. What is maritime domain awareness? Analyze its significance in protecting India’s maritime interests as well as generating cooperative synergies with the neighbourhood and the allies. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

Of late, the Indian Navy has been on a drive to improve domain awareness in the Indian Ocean. The Navy is seeking to expand India’s surveillance footprint by setting up radar stations in the Maldives, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Key Demand of the question:

To explain about the concept of is maritime domain awareness and its importance in maintaining India’s strategic interests and security.

Directive:

Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

A very straightforward introduction, by defining maritime domain awareness is apt.

Body:

In this part set forth, the need and the significance of maritime domain awareness.

Mention about protecting maritime interests: Various nature of threat at sea, monitoring Chinese activity, enemy presence in the eastern littorals, safety and security of Indian commercial ships, countering string of pearls, fight transnational crime and monitoring of maritime activity in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

Describe the role played by maritime domain awareness in developing cooperative synergies: Liaison Officers with Indian ocean neighbours, collaboration with major Indo-pacific states, partnerships with gulf states.

Conclusion:

Summarize the overall importance of is maritime domain awareness in navigable waterways, including all maritime-related activities, infrastructure, people, cargo, and vessels and other conveyances.