Protecting Our Seas: Commodore R.S. Vasan, (Retd), Outlines the Threats to the Middle East Shipping Industry



Seshadri Vasan
03/22/2010

With the constant threat of pirates and terrorists, the shipping industry in the Middle East is a dangerous business. Commodore R.S. Vasan (Ret.), Indian Navy, Head, Strategy and Security Studies, Centre for Asia Studies, describe maritime security and air solutions for countering these risks. Describe the different threats to shipping in the Middle East. The predominant asymmetric threats in the region continue to be from Violent Non State Actors (VNSAs), whether they are pirates or ter...
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