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India faces joint Pak-China threat in Indian OceanThe 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..
Ladakh face-off fallout: India to strengthen maritime alliance against ChinaStrengthening 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.
India increases surveillance in Indian Ocean region to track Chinese activitiesThe Navy has increased its surveillance missions and beefed up operational deployment in the Indian Ocean region in the wake of India's border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, sources said. The..
Naval ship 'Kesari' returns after deployment in southern Indian Ocean region
Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missileIran 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.
Galwan clash: Army, Navy, Air Force raise alert levelFront-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..
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..
US and India must develop plan to counter China's efforts to strengthen its position in Indian Ocean: American think-tank
Mission Sagar: India's helping hand across Indian Ocean during COVID-19 crisisThis deployment is in line with India's role as the first responder in the region.
Mission Sagar: India sends INS Kesari with medical teams, food to Indian Ocean countriesIndia 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..
South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capitalThe 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..
Conference on Indian Ocean postponed
India postpones biggest maritime exercise amid COVID-19 scareWith the outbreak of coronavirus outside China and increase in the numbers of cases in India, the Indian Navy has postponed its biggest multilateral naval exercise -- Milan 2020 -- in the Indian Ocean..
Greater vigilance needed in Indo-Pacific region: President Ram Nath Kovind"Today, the geopolitical situation in the world and in the Indo-Pacific in particular demands greater vigilance. I am aware that the Navy has adopted mission-based deployments in the Indian Ocean..
Hope Sri Lanka will fulfil aspirations of Tamil people: PM Modi after talks with Sri Lankan PMRajapaksa's visit here assumed significance as his tenure as Sri Lanka's president from 2005 to 2016 saw expansion of China's footprints in the Indian Ocean island nation, triggering concerns in India...
India looks to ramp up defence presence in western Indian Ocean
Looking to create air defence, logistics and peninsula theatre commands: CDS Bipin RawatThe armed forces are likely to collaborate and create an 'air defence command' to cover all aerial operations taking place in the Indian airspace, a 'peninsula command' to look after all naval..
Australia eyes second flight from Wuhan as evacuees arrive on Christmas IslandAustralia 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..
India comes to cyclone-hit Madagascar's rescueIndia 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..
Alarm over Chinese research ships in Indian Ocean RegionThe presence of research vessels have raised security concerns as experts believe that the Chinese could be surveying the Indian Ocean to improve their submarine warfare capabilities.
India closely monitors PLA Navy supported Chinese fishing fleet in Indian Ocean
CDS Rawat downplays Chinese matrix in Indian Ocean, gives weight to freedom of navigationChief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday downplayed the question of China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and said every nation looked at its security from a strategic..
Eye on China, South gets 1st Sukhoi squad with BrahMosIndia now has a new lethal weapons platform to keep a ‘strategic eye’ over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), especially the Bay of Bengal, as well as carry out ‘long-range precision strikes’..
Chinese involvement in Indian Ocean increasing; we are watching: Navy chief
China may deploy aircraft carrier in Indian Ocean Region, says Navy commander
Russia, China, Iran start joint naval drills in Indian OceanIran, China and Russia began joint naval drills on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, an Iranian naval spokesman said.
China, Russia and Iran to hold joint naval drills from FridayChina, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, China's defense ministry said on Thursday，amid heightened tension in the region between..
'I'm still scared' - Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000Communities 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.
230,000 people lost in a day: Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunamiCommunities 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.
Hundreds of Thai tsunami victims yet to be identified, 15 years onFifteen years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people on Boxing Day, 2004, a cargo container at a police station in southern Thailand bears witness to the hundreds of victims..
India expands Indo-Pacific policyIndia is increasing the area covered by its Indo-Pacific policy to include the western Indian ocean and Arabian Sea. This means that Asean is not only the heart of the Indo-Pacific, but includes the..
India & France to start joint patrolling mission of Indian Ocean Region
'Take clearance before working in our Exclusive Economic Zone': Navy warns China on ships operating in Indian oceanNoting that the presence of Chinese ships in the Indian Ocean is increasing, Admiral Karambir Singh assured that the naval forces have been keeping a close watch on them and are fully prepared to deal..
A Presidential election you need to followSri Lanka's presidential polls begin Saturday with incumbent Maithripala Sirisena, not in the fray, which means no matter who wins, India will have to deal with a new President while wrestling China in..
Mauritius starts counting votes after parliamentary electionMauritius 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.
Rivals promise better wealth distribution as Mauritius votesMauritius held a parliamentary election on Thursday, with the main parties all promising a fairer distribution of wealth on the prosperous Indian Ocean island.
Better wealth distribution pledged as prosperous Mauritius votes for leaderVoters in the prosperous Indian Ocean island of Mauritius went to the polls on Thursday in a parliamentary election which will decide its leader for the next year five years.
Schools, colleges to remain closed in 6 south Tamil Nadu districts due to heavy rains todayCyclone 'Kyarr' in the Arabian Sea has created a "Depression" over the Indian ocean, bringing heavy rainfall to Kerala, Lakshadweep, Karnataka and south Tamil Nadu.
India boosts its profile in west Indian OceanUsing its strengths in defence, economic and climate cooperation, India is quietly making its moves in the western Indian Ocean region. This week, India engaged the Vanilla Islands – Madagascar,..
UK looks to ramp up maritime security tie-up with IndiaThe United Kingdom now wants to seriously crank up maritime security cooperation with India in the Indo-Pacific, with special focus on the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), even as it has offered help to New..
Mauritius' prime minister dissolves parliament, calls general electionMauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth dissolved parliament on Sunday and said the Indian Ocean island would hold a general election on November 7.
Army chief Bipin Rawat embarks on Maldives visitThe press release says that the Maldives has always prime importance for India due to its centrality to Indian Ocean region
U.N. suspends Sri Lankan troops from peacekeeping over army chief appointmentThe United Nations suspended Sri Lankan Army deployments in the world body's peacekeeping operations after the Indian Ocean island nation appointed a war veteran who has been accused of serious human..
Senior Iranian military adviser threatens broad response to any U.S. moveIran maintained its defiant stance against the United States in the wake of attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure claimed by a Tehran ally, saying on Friday it would resist any U.S. plots against it..
Spy planes spot China warship in south IORThis comes a fortnight after intelligence agencies warned that China was allegedly spying on Indian Naval bases in the Indian Ocean through its advanced surveillance ship in the A&N Islands
Navy tracks Chinese vessels operating in Indian Ocean RegionAs many as seven Chinese Navy warships are operating in and around the Indian Ocean Region, including an over 27,000 tonnes amphibious vessel, which have been tracked closely by the Indian Navy using..
Pope says Britain should obey U.N., return islands, including U.S. basePope Francis said on Tuesday Britain should comply with a U.N. resolution and return a chain of islands it holds in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius, including one rented to the United States for the..
Australia says asylum seekers from Sri Lanka risingThe number of Sri Lankans trying to enter Australia illegally by sea is rising, an Australian general said on Tuesday, a day after Canberra said it had intercepted a 13th boat carrying asylum seekers..
MARITIME HUNGER: New challenge for IndiaThe Chinese manoeuvring in the Indian Ocean aims to challenge America's sway and chip away at India's natural-geographic advantage
Exclusive: China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctionsWhile in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and..