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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.

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Watch: Dubai observes solar eclipse [Video]

Watch: Dubai observes solar eclipse

A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse observed in United Arab Emirates's Dubai on June 21. This annular solar eclipse is popularly known as the 'ring of fire' eclipse. The eclipse begins as the..

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Madagascar thanks India for supply of essential commodities amid Covid-19 outbreak [Video]

Madagascar thanks India for supply of essential commodities amid Covid-19 outbreak

Foreign minister Tehindrazanarivelo Liva thanked the Govt. of India for supplying essential medicines to Madagascar amid Covid-19 outbreak. At a formal ceremony in capital Anatananarivo Indian..

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The collusive China-Pakistan threat along the land borders is slowly but surely extending to the maritime domain as well. Even as China steps up its naval forays into the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), it..
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Ladakh face-off fallout: India to strengthen maritime alliance against China

Strengthening of a maritime alliance in the Indian Ocean region, led by India, is likely to be one of the fallouts of Chinese combativeness in the region.
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India increases surveillance in Indian Ocean region to track Chinese activities

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Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missile

Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf.
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Galwan clash: Army, Navy, Air Force raise alert level

Front-line bases of the Indian Army and the Air Force along the nearly 3,500 km de-facto border with China were on Wednesday put on high alert in view of a major clash between Indian and Chinese troops..
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PM Modi rejuvenates 'samosa diplomacy' with Australia's Scott Morrison ahead of video summit

"Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa! Looks delicious, PM @ScottMorrisonMP! Once we achieve a decisive victory against COVID-19, we will enjoy the Samosas together. Looking..
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US and India must develop plan to counter China's efforts to strengthen its position in Indian Ocean: American think-tank


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Mission Sagar: India's helping hand across Indian Ocean during COVID-19 crisis

This deployment is in line with India's role as the first responder in the region.
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Mission Sagar: India sends INS Kesari with medical teams, food to Indian Ocean countries

India on Sunday dispatched INS Kesari, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, medicines and essential food items, to countries in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the govt's 'Mission..
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South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capital

The number of people infected with the coronavirus crossed 22,000 in densely populated South Asia on Friday driven by a rise in cases in India as the tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives locked..
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India postpones biggest maritime exercise amid COVID-19 scare

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Greater vigilance needed in Indo-Pacific region: President Ram Nath Kovind

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Hope Sri Lanka will fulfil aspirations of Tamil people: PM Modi after talks with Sri Lankan PM

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Looking to create air defence, logistics and peninsula theatre commands: CDS Bipin Rawat

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Australia eyes second flight from Wuhan as evacuees arrive on Christmas Island

Australia may arrange a second flight out of China's Wuhan city after a first plane load of evacuees arrived in the Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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India comes to cyclone-hit Madagascar's rescue

India has delivered massive relief supplies to the cyclone-hit Madagascar in the Indian Ocean region using the amphibious warfare vessel, INS Airavat. Foreign minister S Jaishankar said that India was..
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Alarm over Chinese research ships in Indian Ocean Region

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CDS Rawat downplays Chinese matrix in Indian Ocean, gives weight to freedom of navigation

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Eye on China, South gets 1st Sukhoi squad with BrahMos

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Russia, China, Iran start joint naval drills in Indian Ocean

Iran, China and Russia began joint naval drills on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, an Iranian naval spokesman said.
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'I'm still scared' - Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters.
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Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters.
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India expands Indo-Pacific policy

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Mauritius starts counting votes after parliamentary election

Mauritius electoral authorities began counting votes on Friday after a parliamentary election dominated by calls for a fairer distribution of wealth on the prosperous Indian Ocean island.
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India boosts its profile in west Indian Ocean

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Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth dissolved parliament on Sunday and said the Indian Ocean island would hold a general election on November 7.
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