Section 8 Company

The journal, Indian Naval Despatch (INDES), needed to have a separate entity to fund and publish the journal as a stand-alone vehicle and as a largely autonomous publication with institutional support and assistance. This entailed a suitable organisation to be set up under either Section 8 of Companies Act to meet legal, financial and regulatory requirements. Hence, the Indian Naval Despatch Foundation (INDEF) has been set up in Goa, India to oversee and conduct all related activities while enhancing its role, action and charter. Publication of INDES under the aegis of the INDEF, with an independent Board of Directors, is eminently desirable as it will provide a common forum at a pan-world level encouraging civil and naval personnel to peruse, reflect, state and communicate with the higher aim of improving professional knowledge, research and analytical skills whilst creating awareness about current and relevant maritime issues.