Which country added an aircraft carrier, a nuclear submarine, a squadron of long-range maritime patrol aircraft and two missile corvettes to its inventory in 1987-88? There are no prizes for the right answer, but many in the West are perplexed by India's growing maritime power and are overcome by a sense of the preposterous that a third world country should begin to assume what has traditionally been the "white man's burden."
"A Carrier Force for the Indian Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 43
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol43/iss4/5