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The diverse nature of maritime crimes and threats is blurring the distinction between traditional defence against other nation states, to ensuring broader maritime security from non-traditional threats including from non-state actors, who may perpetrate maritime terror attacks with tacit approval of some states. The maritime environment is also a conundrum. On the one hand, sovereign nations have sought to extend their maritime claims as technology enables extension of their economic and politic ..

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By Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan

Vice Admiral M.P.Muralidharan is the former Director-General Indian Coast Guard and former Member of Armed Forces Tribunal. He is the first commandant of the Indian Naval Academy and was Chief of Personnel at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi. Admiral was awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) twice by the President of India and is also a recipient of the Nao Sena Medal (NM). He was Principal Director of Naval Operations at the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Navy), Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College (Wellington) and was Naval Attaché, at the Embassy of India, Moscow.

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