India may soon have a maritime command that could include warships, fighter jets, helicopters, submarines, aircraft carriers and special amphibious brigades of the Army.

According to The Tribune, the contours of the maritime command that will be headed by the Navy, were finalised and shared with the chiefs of the three-armed forces a couple of weeks ago.

The maritime command is likely to be based in Karwar (Karnataka). 

The Tribune report also said that the western, eastern, southern and Andaman and Nicobar naval commands along with two specialised army brigades and elements of the Coast Guard may be under the maritime command.

The report noted that the maritime command could be the sole point for sea operations and be responsible for securing the sea lanes of communications and maritime security along the 7,500 km coastline.