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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 India, 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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Cyclone Nivar crosses Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; CMs visit affected areas [Video]

Cyclone Nivar crosses Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; CMs visit affected areas

Slammed by the severe cyclonic storm Nivar early Thursday, Tamil Nadu is likely to receive another spell of very heavy rainfall as a fresh low pressure area is expected to form in the Bay of Bengal..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 04:12Published
Watch: BrahMos missile hits target over 250 km with 'pinpoint accuracy' [Video]

Watch: BrahMos missile hits target over 250 km with 'pinpoint accuracy'

The Indian Army on November 25 successfully test-fired the BrahMos missile in the Bay of Bengal. The missile, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation, hit the designated target at..

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Watch: Sea rough in Puducherry as cyclonic storm Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu coast [Video]

Watch: Sea rough in Puducherry as cyclonic storm Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu coast

Ahead of severe cyclonic storm Nivar, sea rough in Puducherry coast observed on November 25. The severe cyclonic storm Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-north-westwards with a speed of 6..

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Cyclone Nivar: Rain lashes parts of Chennai [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: Rain lashes parts of Chennai

Rain lashed in parts of Chennai on November 25. Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall between Karaikal and Mamallapuram later this evening. Meenambakkam is a southern neighbourhood of Chennai..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:15Published
Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Puducherry brace for cyclone Nivar [Video]

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Puducherry brace for cyclone Nivar

A senior National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officer said while 12 teams have been pre-deployed, 18 are on standby in these states and the Union Territory of Puducherry. With the depression over..

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Watch: Cross deck landing performed during phase 2 of Malabar Exercise 2020 [Video]

Watch: Cross deck landing performed during phase 2 of Malabar Exercise 2020

Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, the American aircraft carrier USS Nimitz along with other Indian, American, Australian and Japanese warships are currently carrying out 'Malabar-2020'..

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Watch: Warships of QUAD countries in Western Indian Ocean for Malabar Exercise 2020 [Video]

Watch: Warships of QUAD countries in Western Indian Ocean for Malabar Exercise 2020

Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, the American aircraft carrier USS Nimitz along with other Indian, American, Australian and Japanese warships are currently carrying out 'Malabar-2020'..

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Watch: India, US, Japan and Australia come together for Malabar 2020 Naval Exercise [Video]

Watch: India, US, Japan and Australia come together for Malabar 2020 Naval Exercise

Phase 1 of the 24th edition of Naval Exercise Malabar 2020 is underway in the Bay of Bengal. Indian Navy, United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force, and Royal Australian Navy are..

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Watch: INS Shakti replenishes American, Japanese warships during ongoing Malabar-2020 exercise [Video]

Watch: INS Shakti replenishes American, Japanese warships during ongoing Malabar-2020 exercise

Indian Navy warship INS Shakti replenished American and Japanese warships during the ongoing Malabar-2020 exercise in the Bay of Bengal. India has a logistics support agreement with all the three other..

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'Quad' alliance starts 'Malabar' naval exercise in Bay of Bengal [Video]

'Quad' alliance starts 'Malabar' naval exercise in Bay of Bengal

India along with US, Japan and Australia started the 'Malabar' naval exercise in Bay of Bengal. Navies of all four countries carried out anti-submarine warfare operations and naval maneuver at sea...

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Watch: Ships carrying out anti submarine warfare ops, cross deck landings in Bay of Bengal [Video]

Watch: Ships carrying out anti submarine warfare ops, cross deck landings in Bay of Bengal

As part of 24th Malabar naval exercise, ships carrying out anti-submarine warfare operations, crossed deck landings and seamanship manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal on November 03. Navies of India,..

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Watch: Anti-ship missile fired by INS Kora hits target with precise accuracy [Video]

Watch: Anti-ship missile fired by INS Kora hits target with precise accuracy

The Indian Navy on Friday successfully test fired an anti-ship missile from its guided missile corvette INS Kora in the Bay of Bengal as part of a drill that reflected its combat readiness in the..

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Watch: Coast Guard warns fishermen in Bay of Bengal after low pressure develops [Video]

Watch: Coast Guard warns fishermen in Bay of Bengal after low pressure develops

Indian Coast Guard warns fishermen and merchant vessels in West Central Bay of Bengal on Thursday. ICG asked vessels and fishermen to return to harbor as soon as possible as a low-pressure area is..

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Hyderabad rains: IMD issues orange alert [Video]

Hyderabad rains: IMD issues orange alert

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert in Hyderabad, as the city continue to witness heavy rainfall. "Yesterday night, Hyderabad city had received heavy rainfall from..

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IMD issues pre-cyclone watch for southern Tamil Nadu, Kerala

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IMD issues heavy rain alert in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh as depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies

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

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Another low-pressure area being formed in Bay of Bengal

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Cyclonic storm likely to cross over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on Nov 25

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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

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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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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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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

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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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Heatwave likely to continue during next 24 hours: IMD

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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

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'Amphan' intensifies into severe cyclonic storm: MeT department

Cyclone Amphan gathered strength and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday, raising the likelihood of heavy rainfall coupled with high-velocity wind in several..
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Amphan to turn into extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 19, to cross Odisha and West Bengal on May 20

The IMD on Saturday said the deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a Cyclonic storm - called 'Amphan'. It will turn into an extremely severe Cyclonic storm on May 19 and bring..
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