Vivek K wrote:What is wrong with the navy? If naval vessels cannot avoid merchant ships, how do they expect to avoid the enemy?
Do you know the facts and circs of the case, that you are commenting so freely? Do you know for a fact that the collision was caused due to the Naval vessels default? Are you well versed with what Mumbai Harbour is like, the topography, the congestion, and the general layout?
The law of the sea (and general conditions of seafaring) place equal responsibility on all parties to maintain adequate alertness to avert incidents, and equal liability. There is no disproportionate liability on naval vessels, although navies are generally VERY strict about such things. The IN Captains career is likely finished, which is unfortunate.
Finally, what does "avoid the enemy" even mean? Are you under the impression that naval battles are fought like an extended nautical version of dodge 'em cars?
I would suggest that we Wait for the details of the incident to come out, before making such sweeping comments about the entire Navy.