Naval War College Review

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In My View


I graduated from the Naval Command Course (NCC) at the U.S. Naval War Col- lege in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1965. On my return to India, I reported at Na- val Headquarters New Delhi for an appointment at sea. As a matter of protocol and having undergone training abroad, I was required to call on the Chief of the Naval Staff (our CNO) to apprise him of my assessment of the NCC course. I briefly narrated the curriculum, concluding that it was a wholesome course pro- moting understanding amongst the international naval community. After care- fully listening, the Chief shot a straight question back at me: “Do you believe this training in the USA is of any value to the Indian Navy or a prop to your personal career?”