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From U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs Office
Oct. 23, 2012

NEWPORT, R.I. – U.S. Naval War College (NWC) faculty provided three days of lectures and focused discussion at the new Indian Naval War College (INWC) facility in Goa, India, Oct. 10-12.
 
Professors Andrew Winner, Strategic Research Department and Chair of the Indian Ocean Studies Group, and Timothy D. Hoyt, Strategy and Policy Department and John Nicholas Brown Chair of Counterterrorism, along with Rear Adm. Sudarshan Shrikhande, Indian Navy and Naval Command College class of 2003 alumnus, provided the content for the opening week of the 2012-2013 Naval Higher Command Course.
 
India’s equivalent to the NWC senior-level JPME II course, the Naval Higher Command Course teaches students representing the Indian Navy, Army, and Air Force.
 
The NWC professors provided lectures on a wide range of topics, derived from the senior-level NWC course, electives taught by both professors, and from NWC research efforts. Topics included the 21st century Geopolitical Environment, Formulating Strategy in War and Peace, the Peloponnesian War, Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Counter-proliferation, and the Strategic Effects of Terrorism.
 
In addition, the team provided a presentation on how strategies are made in a bureaucracy. This presentation was based on recent NWC efforts including the Indian Ocean Study Group’s work on the Indian Ocean with the U.S. government and through Track II efforts in the region, and NWC’s participation in the creation of A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower, the maritime strategy of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps issued in 2007.
 
The relationship between the Indian Naval War College and the U.S. Naval War College is an important example of expanding US-India ties and the importance of long-term engagement.
 
In the past five years, professors Winner, Hoyt, and Milan Vego of the Joint Military Operations Department have provided lectures and support to India’s curriculum. The leadership at INWC has asked for support on a range of additional topics in the future including wargaming and international law, as well as continued interaction with the Strategic Research Department and NWC's teaching faculty.
 
GOA, India (Oct. 2012) Professors Andrew Winner and Timothy Hoyt (center) pose with the 2012-2013 Naval Higher Command Course at the Indian Naval War College.  The professors helped kick off the opening week of the course with three days of lectures and discussions.  (Photo from India's Naval War College)
 

Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy