Adm JG Nadkarni Memorial Lecture 2022

The 3rd Adm JG Nadkarni Memorial Lecture was held at the Central Park Hotel on the 29th of October 2022. VAdm AB Singh PVSM AVSM VSM ADC, the FOC-in-C WNC was the Chief Guest and delivered the Keynote Address on the topic “India & Indian Navy @100 (2047)“. Prior to that, Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale (retd), Director CASS delivered the Welcome Address.

During his Keynote Address, the C-in-C expounded on the growth of the Indian Navy over the 75 years since Independence. He then attempted to peer into the future and forecast the shape the Indian Navy would take in the year 2047. He dwelt on various geopolitical dynamics in the present-day world order, the technological advancements taking place, especially in the fields of AI, machine learning and robotics and how they would shape the wars of the future. He said that there were several challenges that would face the Indian Navy, but was confident, based on the progress that had been made that it was capable of facing all these challenges.

Following the Keynote Address, RAdm Vadgaokar gave the Vote of Thanks and mementoes were presented to the C-in-C and other dignitaries. The C-in-C then interacted with veterans of the Navy Foundation Pune Chapter over lunch.

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