by Uday Kumar on February 7, 2009



Right since the time Mumbai attack took place people have started asking me a question as to why navy was sleeping when the terrorists came into Mumbai. I am sick of answering this same question again and again that I planned to put it up in my blog. First of all let me tell you that INDIA is a democratic country and civil power is always powerful than armed forces. Hundreds of jawans die in the border every year but that never comes in the news. His family never gets media attraction nor gets the warmth of the masses. All that his family gets is a medal and certificate and the money from life insurance which the jawan paid during his service. It is the services that give his family the needs from benevolent funds and other funds. And after 4 days everyone forgets the sacrifice of the soldier. ‘The nation has got a martyr but his parents have lost a son, his wife has lost her husband, and his children have lost a dad’. Saying all this I do not intend to create sympathy for those brave martyrs. But I intend to tell people that before they point their finger against the defense forces which gave this nation its true heroes to think twice.

Ok!!! Now let me come to the point, the topic for discussion here is that why I stand by navy when everyone(that’s media) say that navy was not vigilant in the coastal areas. My dear readers let me tell you that navy is not a police force that it will keep a check on all the fishing vessels in the coastal areas.

Navy is a part of the defense forces and at no cost it will do any other work which does not come under its business. In this case the customs department was merrily sleeping when the terrorists came in a merchant vessel till the coast. And then it was the coastal police and coast guard who were sleeping when a fishing trawler was seized by the terrorists who used it to come to the harbour. The navy with its huge war ships cannot be expected to do patrolling and check the thousands of fishing vessels in the coast. The navy does not have any access to the harbours where fishing and merchant vessels are berthed. These harbours directly come under the state government and Indian navy has no authority in these harbours. The customs department and coastal police are the people who have direct access to these places.


Now let me come to the second part of the discussion. In a harbour like Mumbai it is not possible to trace or find out about any intruder because of the traffic of the vessels is phenomenal and India having such a long coastal line cannot do anything about it. Millions of people are employed in fishery and fishery related industries in our nation. The number of fishing vessels in India is more than the number of police personnel in India. Taking all these into considerations the only way this could have been stopped was by…

Ø  The fishermen who saw something different in this boat.

Ø  The owner of the fishing boat who took money to bring these guys up to Mumbai.

Ø  The public who turned a blind eye thinking that as usual smuggled goods are brought into the town through these fishing boats.

Now since there is no point in crying over spilt milk let us make a point to do these following things in order to safe guard our nation.

Ø  To report to the police any thing you see which brings in your mind some sort of doubt.

Ø  Teach your kids, servants, drivers and other underprivileged people to report to police any thing they doubt that terrorist activity may be involved.

I end my article with hope that India will very soon come out of the present crisis and all those soldiers who are posted in Kashmir will soon be able to go home and all the naval ships which are at sea would see the mainland very soon. My next article will deal with media’s atrocities and dirty business tactics.


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Deepak Raj February 8, 2009 at 6:00 am

This is the best article that I have read in your blog as for now. Keep writing more articles like this which caters to a wide group of audience.

Even I had the question of whether it was the Navy who were careless, or was it someone else to be blamed. Thank you for your englighting words of wisdom!!



sangeetha March 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Nice article.Don’t get fed up with the same question because we normal people don’t no about all responsibilities of Navy. Don’t give excuses try to give your part of support to strenghthen the coastal police. WE THE PEOPLE ALWAYS RESPECT YOU.WE NEED YOUR HELP TO LEAD A PEACEFUL LIFE.


Arun Sridharan June 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Too Good Sir.. This is the best article that i have read so far. i have learnt so many things from this article. Thank u sir



Vishwkirti. January 25, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Sir My Name is Vishwkirti.
i have to go through SSB. M fixed in a trouble. plz give me exact weight for 175cm person.
plz reply ASAP
i am in gr8 need


Kumar February 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm

the ideal weight is 63 +or – 10%
that is the maximum weight is 69 to 70 kgs…but some exemptions can be made for a well built body or person with heavy bones

Preeti February 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Hello Sir,

The article is too good.
Please do keep posting many more such articles.

Thanks & Regards,


mehak November 2, 2010 at 6:20 am

a very nice article
waiting for more such articles ………………………………


Pankaj Chouhan February 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

Hello sir,
Its really a good article. I have another question to ask here and its abt the accident taken place with INS Vindhyagiri…
Why navy personal were not able to detect the threat of collision??
Is our navy not able to get its vessel out of fire which are highly installed with arms, as it took help of mumbai fire brigade???


Kumar February 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm

You can’t blame the entire navy for some one person’s mistake….What actually happened I am not sure…so it is unfair for me to comment on it…but i am sure that there might be enough reasons for the accident to have happened…just think what could have happened if there was a steering failure or total power failure , then nothing could have been done…and for your information unlike vehicles, ships do not have brakes!!!

Ashwani Kumar February 11, 2011 at 8:12 am

Hello Sir,

I had appeared for SSB’s 5 times..1for tech(IAF)..and remaining for Flying (IAF)..but was not recommended in any of these..but i think i was border line case in my 4 th ssb in 1afsb, dehradun….and now i am being caled for GS(X) ssb ison 27 th in bangalore in absentee batch. And along with it i am also giving my interviews for good MBA colleges…so i want to know after 10 or 14 yrs of service what are the jobopportunities..and do ssc people get pension(i don think they get paid)…i want to join armed forces but really very skeptical about mid life job crisis…and can u give me some tips to clear the ssb..i think i usually do better in PI/psychological group tasks (give lots of ideas and apply) individual obstracle task i managed to clear 7 obstracles..but i tries all 10…but i think in full group task..some times i dont show all others are shouting and tey want their ideas to be generally i give them chance and help it a big i need to shoutmeans to show energy and come in eyes of GTO…i think this is my last chance..


Kumar February 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Ashwani you seem to know what to do…you know what is required..just do the needful

Ashwani Kumar February 11, 2011 at 8:22 am

and one more Every time i was Conference out…and in my first ssb in dehradun fot technical entry…i totally screwed up my PI..when was asked ABOUT INFO ON iaf I JUST SPEAK anything which comes to my mind whithout thinking (i was not matured at that ime)..and even the interviewer told me to shut up if i dont know anything abt the question asked..can it happen that previous ssb have any effect on our present ssb result in same selection board at least…


Kumar February 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

no…every time is a new time

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