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Bay of Bengal: Northeastern part of the Indian Ocean
The Bay of Bengal is the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, bounded on the west and northwest by India, on the north by Bangladesh, and on the east by Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. Its southern limit is a line between Sangaman Kanda, Sri Lanka and the north westernmost point of Sumatra (Indonesia). It is the largest water region called a bay in the world. There are countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal in South Asia and Southeast Asia. In ancient Classical India, the Bay of Bengal was known as Kalinga Sagar. Later during the British India, it came forth as the Bay of Bengal after the historic Bengal region, as the Port of Kolkata served as the gateway to the Crown rule in India. Cox's Bazar, the longest sea beach in the world and Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest and the natural habitat of the Bengal tiger, are located along the bay.

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Indian Navy welcomes 2 French Navy ships at Kochi Port [Video]

Indian Navy welcomes 2 French Navy ships at Kochi Port

The Indian Navy band welcomed two French Navy ships in Kerala on March 30. Assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre and Surcouf frigate were welcomed by Indian Navy staff at Kochi Port. These ships will..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:58Published
French ships Tonnerre & Surcouf reach Kochi ahead of drill with QUAD navies [Video]

French ships Tonnerre & Surcouf reach Kochi ahead of drill with QUAD navies

French Navy's amphibious assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre and Surcouf frigate arrived in Kochi ahead of the naval exercise 'La Perouse' with navies of QUAD members. An Indian Navy band welcomed the..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:01Published

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India, US kick off exercise ahead of Quad-plus-France naval wargames

Further consolidating synergy and interoperability in the Indian Ocean Region with an eye firmly on China, an Indian frontline warship, fighters, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft kicked off an..
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Bangladesh moves fourth group of Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island

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Bangladesh has sent a fourth group of Rohingya refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal despite criticism from human rights groups.
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Navy conducts major review of combat-readiness of its Eastern Fleet

The Navy has conducted a major review of the operational preparedness and combat-readiness of its Eastern Fleet, which is deployed in the Bay of Bengal and beyond to protect Indian interests and keep..
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4 of 5 cyclones this year were in severe cyclonic storms category and above

Four of the five cyclones that originated either in the Bay of Bengal or in the Arabian Sea this year were in the category of severe cyclonic storm' or above including Amphan which had escalated into a..
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Bay of Bengal system intensifies into cyclone Burevi, to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4

Fishermen out at sea have been advised by IMD to return to the coast, and suspend fishing operation until December 4.
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IMD issues pre-cyclone watch for southern Tamil Nadu, Kerala

The Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during the next six hours.
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IMD issues heavy rain alert in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh as depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies

According to the meteorological department (IMD), a low-pressure area has formed in the Bay of Bengal which has now turned into a depression.
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Rains likely in TN, Kerala, coastal Andhra as low pressure over Bay of Bengal turns well marked


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After Nivar, another cyclone forming over Bay of Bengal? Here is what IMD has to say

The premier weather agency stated that the low depression will intensify in the coming days.
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Another low-pressure area being formed in Bay of Bengal

Another low-pressure area is forming in the Bay of Bengal, likely to turn into a cyclone soon. This cyclone has been named Burwee by the Maldives.
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Cyclonic storm likely to cross over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on Nov 25

The low pressure area over Bay of Bengal has become well marked and is likely to concentrate into a depression and intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on November..
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China hopes Malabar naval drills will be conducive to peace, not contrary

China on Tuesday hoped that the quadrilateral Malabar exercises involving navies of India, the US, Japan and Australia would be conducive to the regional peace and stability instead of the contrary...
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Anti-ship missile fired by INS Kora hits target with precise accuracy in Bay of Bengal


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Indian Navy Warship INS Kora hits target at 'maximum range' with precise accuracy

Anti-Ship missile (AShM) fired by Indian Navy's Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora hits the target at max range with precise accuracy in the Bay of Bengal.
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Nine fishermen from Chennai adrift in the Bay of Bengal for 55 days. How did they survive? How did one go missing?


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Quad upgrade: India confirms Australia's inclusion in annual Malabar drill amid border row with China

In a major development, Australia will be part of the annual Malabar exercises that will take place in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea in November.
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New low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal, heavy rainfall expected in Odisha till Oct 22


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31 people dead in rain-related incidents in Telangana, AP, Maharashtra; heavy damage in Karnataka

Twenty-five deaths in rain-related incidents were reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday and heavy downpour wreaked havoc in Karnataka as a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal crossed..
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Odisha faces rain fury as depression over Bay of Bengal crosses Andhra Pradesh

The authorities have started shifting people from vulnerable areas of worst-affected Gajapati district in Odisha, where normal life was disrupted.
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Depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies into deep depression, to cross Andhra Pradesh coast on October 13: IMD


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India, Bangladesh to hold naval exercise in Bay of Bengal from Saturday


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Indian Navy holds naval drill with Russia in Bay of Bengal for 2nd day

The Indian and Russian navies on Saturday carried out a range of complex maritime operations as part of a mega military exercise in the Bay of Bengal to further enhance their operational convergence,..
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India, Russia take part in two-day naval war games in Bay of Bengal


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COVID-19 hits fast-dwindling Andaman tribe

The Great Andamanese are one of the six tribes of Mongoloid and African origin, who have lived in the Andamans in the Bay of Bengal for thousands of years.
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Coronavirus pandemic hits fast dwindling tribe in Andaman Islands

Four members of a dwindling tribe in India's far off Andaman Islands have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday as the country reported 75,760 new infections, the..
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Large parts of country likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during next 2-3 days: IMD

Large parts of the country are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next two-three days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. The IMD said a low pressure..
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Eye on China: India to invite Australia for Malabar naval exercise

India plans to invite Australia to join the annual Malabar naval exercise that has so far included just Japan and the US, in a move that could risk China's ire. The exercise will bring together the..
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Northeast India likely to receive widespread rainfall in next 4-5 days: IMD

Northeast India is likely to receive widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rains over the region in next four to five days as the eastern end of monsoon trough continues to run along..
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India moves jets, copters to China-facing forward bases

India has moved its fighter jets to forward airbases facing China, even as additional warships have now been deployed in the extended Bay of Bengal region, in a clear signal to Beijing that New Delhi..
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Monsoon to advance into West Bengal, Odisha & northeast states by June 11-12: MeT department

With the likely formation of a low pressure area over east central Bay of Bengal by Tuesday, monsoon is set to advance into West Bengal, Odisha, Sikkim and some parts of northeastern states by June..
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Fresh storm looms, may boost monsoon march, says Met dept

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Heatwave likely to continue during next 24 hours: IMD

The ongoing heatwave over several parts of north and central India is likely to continue during the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday, even as the southwest monsoon..
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12 killed as cyclone Amphan batters Bengal at 165kmph

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Bangladesh moves Rohingya to island shelters as huge cyclone nears

Authorities in Bangladesh have moved hundreds of Rohingya refugees living on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to storm shelters as super cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded in the region,..
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'Amphan' weakens into extremely severe cyclonic storm; 41 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal

Amphan lay centred over Westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, about 320 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha), 470 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 610 km south-southwest of..
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'Amphan' still intensifying, only Super Cyclone in Bay of Bengal since 2,000: Skymet Weather

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Cyclone Amphan intensifies into a ‘supercyclonic storm’

With the cyclone Amphan over Bay of Bengal intensifying into a ‘super cyclonic storm’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed response preparedness as well as evacuation plans of disaster..
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PM Modi reviews Cyclone Amphan situation in meeting with MHA, NDMA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting with officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to review the Cyclone..
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'Amphan' to intensify into super cyclone by evening: MHA

Cyclonic storm 'Amphan' is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening and hit the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclone with a wind speed up to 185 km per hour on..
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The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR voiced mounting concern on Thursday over a “grave immediate risk” to Rohingya refugees aboard boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, urging Southeast Asian..
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