NEW DELHI: How is the Indian Navy placed to take on challenges in its immediate waters and in the Indian Ocean Region? Is it suitably equipped to take on an expansionist China making rapid strides to make its mark in India’s immediate neighbourhood? Do we have the wherewithal to confront any challenge head-on? And what about the Indian Navy’s future plans to prove its combat-readiness? In an exclusive interview with Nitin A. Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief of BharatShakti.in, Admiral Karambir Singh answers all these questions and more.