Indian Ocean

The ocean between Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica (or the Southern Ocean)

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Indian Ocean: The ocean between Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica (or the Southern Ocean)
The Indian Ocean is the third-largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi) or 19.8% of the water on Earth's surface. It is bounded by Asia to the north, Africa to the west and Australia to the east. To the south it is bounded by the Southern Ocean or Antarctica, depending on the definition in use. Along its core, the Indian Ocean has some large marginal or regional seas such as the Arabian Sea, the Laccadive Sea, the Somali Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Andaman Sea.


China says rocket debris landed in Indian Ocean [Video]

China says rocket debris landed in Indian Ocean

The head of NASA accused China of “failing to meet responsible standards” after debris from its rocket landed near the Maldives.

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Chinese rocket segment falls back on earth and crashes, where in Indian Ocean?| Oneindia News [Video]

Chinese rocket segment falls back on earth and crashes, where in Indian Ocean?| Oneindia News

After days of speculation over where the 18-tonne segment of a Chinese rocket would fall, finally it has happend. As the large segment re-entered the earth's atmosphere, it disintegrated over the..

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China's out-of-control rocket lands on Earth [Video]

China's out-of-control rocket lands on Earth

NASA has lambasted China for its failure to “meet responsible standards” after debris from its out-of-control Long March 5B rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean west of Maldives.

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The resort that started it all in the Maldives [Video]

The resort that started it all in the Maldives

Meet the island pioneer behind the country’s first tourist paradise in the Indian Ocean.

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External affairs minister S Jaishankar calls on Mauritius ex-PM Anerood Jugnauth; briefs him on progress in bilateral ties

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Race is on for strategic bases in Indian Ocean Region, says CDS Bipin Rawat

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India to enhance bilateral ties with Seychelles in post-Covid era: Jaishankar

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India, Maldives and Sri Lanka agree to expand intelligence sharing; deputy NSAs to meet biannually

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