Admiral AK Chatterji Fellowship

First Research Project under the “Admiral AK Chatterji Fellowship” (2011-12)

Subject of Project:“Shipbuilding: Nation-building through Shipbuilding”

Title of Book: “Prosperous Nation Building Through Shipbuilding: In Pursuit of Leadership”

Publisher: Knowledge World Publishers Pvt Ltd, 4676/21, First Floor, Ansari road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110002.ISBN 978-93-81904-44-2

Author’s profile- Commander S Navaneetha Krishnan

An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Commander S Navaneetha Krishnan, IN (Retd) is an experienced professional with more than two decades of experience in shipbuilding, ship repair and ship design projects in the Indian Navy. A Naval Architect and Metallurgical engineer with an MBA in Finance and Project Management, he served in the Indian Navy with great distinction for well over two decades. His past work-experience includes tenures at a naval ship-repair yard, the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group), and, Directorate of Naval Design (Submarine Design Group). He is currently (2020) in Chennai, where he is a Senior Deputy General Manager in the Shipbuilding Division of Larsen & Toubro (L&T). He has published and presented a number of technical papers in national and international journals and professional forums. He has also published a book on efficiency-measurement in ship-design organisations.

Book: Second Research Project under the “Admiral AK Chatterji Fellowship” (2012-14)

Subject of Project: “The Game Changer: Game Theory and its application to Anti-Piracy, Maritime Terrorism and LIMO”

Title of Book:  “The Game Changer: Game Theory and Low Intensity Maritime Operations”
Author: Captain Arun P Golaya

Publisher: Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2014

Capt AP GolayaAuthor’s profile- Captain (presently Commodore) Arun P Golaya

Commodore Arun P Golaya is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 January, 1992. The officer has specialised in Navigation, Aircraft Direction, and Naval Operations. In addition to serving afloat in frontline warships, including the INS Mumbai and the INS Godavari as the Navigating Officer, the officer has commanded three ships including one on deputation to the Coast Guard. During his command of the Diving Support Ship, the INS Nireekshak, the ship was awarded a coveted ‘Unit Citation’. He has held a number of important appointments ashore and has been an instructor in the Navigation and Direction School, Kochi. He has also tenanted the post of Joint Director in the Directorate of Net-Centric Operations, at the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Navy). A keen writer and analyst, he authored/co-authored a number of professional articles and has contributed extensively to five books on professional subjects, all of which have been widely circulated within the Navy. He completed a short but rewarding tenure as a Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation prior to taking up his current assignment as Defence Specialist in the National Security Council Secretariat. The officer was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal (VSM) for distinguished service on 26 January 2012.

Third  Research Project under the “Admiral AK Chatterji Fellowship” (2016-17)

 Title of Book: “Deep Seabed Mining in the Indian Ocean: Economic & Strategic Dimensions”

Author : Commander Nitin Agarwala

Publisher: National Maritime Foundation, VARUNA Mess Complex, NH-48, New Delhi 110010

Commander (Dr) Nitin AgarwalaAuthor’s profile-Commander (presenty Captain) (Dr) Nitin Agarwala

Commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1993, Captain (Dr) Nitin Agarwala is a serving Naval Officer, and a Naval Architect from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).  He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, as also IIT, Kharagpur.  In his naval career of over 22 years, the officer has gained rich and varied experience as a user, an inspector, a maintainer and a policy-maker, and, a key-member of the design-team for naval warships.  As a member of the faculty of CUSAT’s Department of Ship Technology for four years, he has taught various subjects at both B.Tech and M.Tech programme-levels, while also guiding a number of research projects. He has published over 26 professional papers in various conferences and journals of national and international repute.  His areas of interest are wave-structure interaction, acoustic-structure interaction, hydroelasticity-related ship structure problems, and corrosion-problems associated with ships.

Fourth Research Project under the “Admiral AK Chatterji Fellowship” (2018-21)

The fourth research project under the “Admiral AK Chatterji Fellowship” was undertaken by Captain Kamlesh Kumar Agnihotri, IN, who is currently a Senior Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, and a keen ‘China Watcher’. His research on the subject “Leveraging of High Technology Developments by China in Military and Maritime Domain: Impact on the Indian Ocean Regional Security” under the aegis of Adm AKC Fellowship 2021, culminated in a book with the same name.

The book was released by the Adm Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff of India on 22 November 2021, the birth anniversary of Admiral AK Chatterji.

Title of the book:Leveraging of High Technology Developments by China in Military and Maritime Domain: Impact on the Indian Ocean Regional Security

Author : Captain Kamlesh Kumar Agnihotri (Retd)

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Author’s Profile: Captain Kamlesh Kumar Agnihotri

Captain Kamlesh K Agnihotri is presently a Senior Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation. Before this, he was a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS), New Delhi. His specialised field of work is on Chinese Defense Forces, particularly the Chinese Navy. Hiscurrent areas of Study include Chinese maritime issues, Indian Ocean security matters and complex dynamics in the broader Indo-Pacific Region. Having followed the Chinese economic and military ascendency for 13 years since 2005, he has become quite well versed in its international relations and foreign policy interaction with rest of the World. The Officer has worked at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi, a premier think tank of the Indian Navy, from Jan 2009 till Mar 2014, where he was in-charge of the China Cell. While at NMF, he contributed a great deal to the informed discourse on security matters relating to the Chinese maritime domain in India and abroad, by publishing four books, writing chapters in other books and penning research articles in the various think tanks’ Journals. His last Book is titled “The Strategic Direction of Chinese Navy: Capability and Intent Assessment” (2016). He has also added value to his security studies by acquiring Advanced Diploma in Chinese language; and attending a counter-terrorism course in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a naval missile and Gunnery specialist. He commanded a Landing Craft Utility ship (LCU) at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1997. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma qualification in Business management.