Captain Sarabjeet S Parmar
Areas of Research
- Maritime strategy and security in the Indo-Pacific
- National security and maritime security strategies of various nations
- Doctrines and Concepts
- Lawfare with specific focus on maritime affairs
An alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) Kharakwasla and Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) Wellington, Capt Parmar was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 87. The officer is a Seaking pilot who has commanded INS Bedi, INS Sharda and INAS 330. He was member of the XI Indian Antarctic Summer Expedition in 1991 and has attended the South Asia Regional Governance and Management Defence Course Conducted by the British Government at Colombo in 2005. He represented the Indian Navy in the first international HOSTAC (helicopter operations from ships other than aircraft carriers) conference held at Norfolk, USA in 2008. He has served as Joint Director Naval Plans in Directorate of Naval Planning at IHQ MoD (Navy) and also been Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington. As a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi from Sep 2010 to July 2014 he has written on maritime security aspects and presented papers at various national and international conferences. Post IDSA he was Director (Strategy) in the Directorate of Strategy Concepts and Transformation at IHQ MoD (Navy) from Jul 2014 to Apr 2016, where as part of the core team revised Indian Navy’s unclassified maritime security strategy document and doctrine. From Apr 2016 to Apr 2018 as Director Strategic Maritime Assessment and Doctrine Development carried out regional maritime assessments and completed the doctrine development plan. He has written extensively on maritime security issues and is pursuing PhD at Mumbai University. His thesis will examine the evolving maritime security architecture templates of the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific region. He joined the NMF in April 2018 as Senior Fellow. From 04 June 2019 to 31 January 2022, he was the Executive Director. He is presently Senior Fellow at the NMF.