The Indian Navy has drawn up a long-term modernisation plan and it has been submitted to the government for implementation, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash said today.
"The 10-15 year plan has been submitted to the government for implementation", Prakash told reporters on the sidelines of spring term passing out parade (pop) of Indian Military Academy cadets here.
He said the strategic scenario in naval warfare has undergone a change following the Gulf and Afghanistan wars.
"We are studying these wars thoroughly and we would devise our strategy accordingly," he said.
Stating that the Indian Navy was ready to face any eventuality, Prakash said it was building 18-19 warships equipped with all modern and top-of-the-line equipment.
He said the Navy had learnt its lessons from the tsunami disaster and, in future, would build ships to withstand such natural phenomenon.
When asked about shortage of officers in the force, the Admiral said it would be overcome in a year or two.