MESSAGE TO INDIA SPECIAL EDITION
UPDATE MARCH 15, 2015: In the year since this message was posted the Indian Navy's operational safety record has greatly improved. One could point to a variety of changes made in policy, or procedures but the main reason for the success is the same as the reason that has propelled the success of this navy to the front rank of world navies. This improvement and every past success is due to the hard work, dedication, and skill of the Indian Navy Officer and Petty Officer Corps. -GO TIGERS!
A FEW WORDS FROM OUR EDITOR IN CHIEF: It Is Very Difficult To Disseminate A Message Over The Week End To A New Audience. The Indian Navy Has Long Been A Frequent Subject Of News Coverage And Analysis On This Site, But We have Had Few Readers From India. Many Naval Professionals Share Our View Of The Indian Navy As A Rising World Class Navy. Unfortunately Few Realize That This Navy, One Of The Very Few In The World To Have Mastered The Complete Range of Skills Such As Air Craft Carrier Operations, Underway Replenishment, Nuclear Submarine Operations, Submerged Missile Launches, etc. Is Actually India's Smallest Armed Service. We Are Still Trying To Reach The Indian Audience In The Wake Of Their Navy's Recent Rash Of Fatal Accidents. We Appreciate Any Help Our Visitors May Be Able to Give Us In That Regard.
We departed from our usual practice of posting one to four new posts a day and from changing out our home page and notices for the "Weekend Edition". Just below this post is a NEWS FLASH concerning two naval events in India that we published late last week. In that post we penned a message for the Indian people that we feel is long overdue about their navy. We refrained from re-positioning our HOME PAGE and NOTICES or any additional posts through Monday in the hopes that this message, which is just below this post, would be read. We urge all of our readers, especially our naval professionals, to read the post and if you know anyone in India to forward it. On Tuesday we resumed normal editorial practice but placed a link in the Home Page so that anyone looking for the posts on the Indian naval accidents can go directly there and not have to scroll through all of the subsequent daily posts.
There were many posts the past two weeks due to other events and the developments in the Ukraine that our dashboard counter indicates our readers have not yet discovered. We will resumed our normal practice on Tuesday. We are back to our usual practices, but hope that through the direct link at the home page which we will leave up for several weeks all of India will have read and considered our message.
Due to the fact that India has had to bury some naval heroes recently, and their Chief of Navy has resigned, we fear that their government and media have not adequately explained that the fallen were more than industrial accident victims. They were pursuing an incredible goal that the entire navy has been pursuing collectively, sometimes at grave personal risk, and success is almost within their grasp. Every Indian has a stake in the success of their navy in this pursuit of excellence. We hope that our message as outside observers may help the Indian media, politicians, and most importantly voters and tax payers put these recent naval events into perspective. We are great admirers here of the professionalism ,teamwork, and courage of the entire Indian Navy from admirals to seamen apprentices. We think it is time for India as a nation to see their navy through the eyes of outside naval professionals. Please, if you have any Indian contacts pass our message on. If you are a reader in India please pass our message on.
If you are part of the Indian media or government and you find the message useful you already have our permission to reprint all or part of it in any media you like, link to it, quote from it, paraphrase it; anything that you feel helps spread the message. If you disagree with our message please express that disagreement in our COMMENTS SECTION just below the post.
God bless the Indian Navy and the nation that has commissioned it. The Indian Navy is appearing on the world stage at just the moment when it is most needed.
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