S. S. Parmar

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 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. 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. 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 16, where as part of the core team revised Indian Navy’s unclassified maritime security strategy document and doctrine. Presently he is at the Maritime Doctrines and Concept Centre at Karanja, and looks at doctrine development and strategic maritime analysis. He has written extensively on maritime security issues. List of his publications are appended below. • China and India: Maritime Commonalties and Divergences, Journal of Defence Studies Volume 5 Issue 3, July 2011 (Joint Commentary). • Somali Piracy: A form of Economic Terrorism, Strategic Analysis Volume 36, No 2, March-April 2012 • India’s Critical Role in the Resilience of the Global Undersea Communications Cable Infrastructure, Strategic Analysis Volume 36, No 4, May-June 2012 (Joint Commentary) • The Maritime Dimension in India’s National Strategy in Krishnappa Venkatshamy and Princy George, eds., Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond (New Delhi: IDSA/Pentagon, 2012) • Contributed two chapters towards the military centre project - Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, Net Security Provider: India’s Out-of-Area Contingency Operations, Military Affairs Centre, October 2012 • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in India’s National Strategy in Robert S Ross and Jo Inge Bekkeveld eds., International Order at Sea: Anti-Piracy and Humanitarian Operations (Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS), 2012, ISBN 978-82-91571-15-7) • The Global Challenge of Piracy in Pradeep Kaushiva and Abhijit Singh eds., Indian Ocean Challenges: A Quest for Cooperative Solutions (New Delhi: NMF/ KW Publishers Pvt Ltd, February 2013) • Developments in South China Sea in SD Muni and Vivek Chadha eds., Asian Strategic Review (New Delhi: IDSA/Pentagon, 2013) • AND MANY OTHERS…

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