Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000

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Lancer International Incorporated, Jul 20, 2010 - History - 380 pages
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The volume Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 19912000 is the last of the trilogy by the author, the first two being Transition to Triumph: 196575 and Transition to Eminence 19751990, portraying the history of the Indian navy on a wide canvas covering thirty-five years. The period 19912000 was a challenging time due to the sweeping changes on the geopolitical and economic fronts. In the wake of the Gulf War, the world witnessed the specter of spiraling inflation due to a hike in oil prices. The unprecedented spike stunned the defense budgets, which called for extraordinary abilities to cope with grim circumstances in the face of limited funding for defense projects. It was a time of trial for the navy as it was called upon to do much more with much less. The situation was aggravated with the disintegration of the USSR, India's biggest defense supplier.

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Vice Admiral G. M. Hiranandani joined the Indian Navy in 1949, which included training with the British navy from 1949 to 1953. On retiring from the UPSC, as its officiating chairman in 1995, naval headquarters asked him to write the official history of the Indian Navy. He authored a trilogy: Transition to Triumph, covering the period 1965 to 1975, Transition to Eminence, covering the period 1976 to 1990, and Transition to Guardianship, covering the last decade of the twentieth century.

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