Commander Ranendra S Sawan

Commander Ranendra S Sawan

Research Fellow
  • pcrt2.nmf@gmail.com

Areas of Research

  • Maritime Studies – Pakistan, China, Russia and Turkey
  • Maritime Security issues in the Indian Ocean
  • Military Strategic and Operational Concepts Applicable to the Maritime Domain
  • Nuclear Deterrence

Experience

  • Commander RS Sawan graduated from the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 July 1996. He is a Navigation and Direction (ND) specialist and has served onboard Indian Navy ships as Navigating Officer. He has also served in operational billets both afloat and ashore which include command assignments on ships as well as a staff tenure at IHQ MoD (Navy). He has been a Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has contributed papers and articles in various journals and was also selected as a Visiting Navy Fellow at the Sea Power Centre, Australia in 2020.

Education

  • Pursuing Ph.D. (Defence and Strategic Studies) from Naval War College (Goa)/ Mumbai University, Mumbai. Thesis titled ‘ India’s Minimum Deterrence Posture in the South Asian Context : A Study on Credibility and Quantification ’
  • MPhil (Defence and Strategic Studies) from University of Madras. Dissertation titled ‘Quantification of Credible Minimum Deterrence Based on the Framework of Nuclear Deterrence Theory’
  • MSc (Defence and Strategic Studies) from University of Madras.
  • MSc (Nautical Science & Tactical Operations) from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).
  • BSc from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Presentations

  1. Panellist, Panel-Discussion 1, Workshop with the Embassy of Vietnam, New Delhi, on Vulnerability of Maritime Zones and their Impact on Regional Stability and Economic Development
    September 09, 2019
  2. Panellist, Panel-Discussion 2, Workshop with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, New Delhi, on Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea January 30, 2020

 

All Publications

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PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF MARITIME SECURITY COOPERATION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION: A CASE STUDY OF THE INDIAN OCEAN NAVAL SYMPOSIUM (IONS) – PART I

Author: Overview “States that adjoin this ocean are differentiated by their varying political ideologies, by the God they pray to, by the language they converse in, by their history and their race.”[1] The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has variously been labelled as “a region that does not inspire confidence in the potential for peaceful governance” [2], […]
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BOOK REVIEW – BALOCHISTAN IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF HISTORY

Author: By Sandhya Jain. New Delhi: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd, 2021. 332 pages. The story of Balochistan is steeped in depredation, treachery and pillage.  This region has remained, for much of its existence, on the sidelines of history.  Its ethnic population has been struggling for autonomy and equity for several decades in the face of regional […]