A comprehensive treatise on its subject—this book looks at the multiple facets and dimensions of maritime security, with special reference to the Indian context. An attempt has been made to assess the efficacy of the available capacity of various maritime enforcement agencies like the Navy, the Coast Guards, the Customs (Marine) and the Marine Police as well as the possible role that other government agencies can play in basic point security of parts and off-shore platforms. Important developments and governmental policies and actions related to maritime security over the last one decade, have particularly been highlighted, besides offering guidelines for future action. The study also covers the topical issue of maritime terrorism from different points of view.
An eminent scholar of International Relations, Dr. K.R.Singh, is Professor (Emeritus) West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has worked on the subject of maritime security, for decades.