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Bay of Bengal

Northeastern part of the Indian Ocean between India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Bay of Bengal: Northeastern part of the Indian Ocean between India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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 Islands of India and Myanmar and the Nicobar Islands of India. Its southern limit is a line between 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.


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

India 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’..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bangladesh coast guard rescues 122 Rohingya from sinking boat

Bangladesh coast guard rescued 122 Rohingya Muslim refugees from the Bay of Bengal on Thursday as the boat they had boarded to illegally flee to Malaysia started sinking due to a mechanical problem, a..
Reuters - Published

India, US tri-services disaster relief exercise from November 13

The first tri-Service exercise between India and the US, which will largely focus on amphibious HADR (humanitarian relief and disaster relief) operations, will kick off along the eastern coast in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

NDRF deploys 16 teams to deal with cyclonic situation in West Bengal, Odisha

Earlier on Friday, the IMD said that 'Cyclone Bulbul' formed over the Bay of Bengal has intensified and is set to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts. Following which the NDRF on Friday..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone 'Bulbul' likely to intensify into 'Severe' Cyclonic Storm, IMD issues warning

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into east-central Bay of Bengal and east-central & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Gujarat & north Maharashtra coasts.
DNA - Published

Heavy rain lashes Odisha, more downpour forecast for next 3 days

Heavy rain lashed parts of Odisha since Tuesday due to a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, disrupting normal life even as more downpour was forecast in the next three days. The low pressure area,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Northeast monsoon arrives in south India, moderate rains expected: IMD

The northeast monsoon which was expected to reach the southern states on October 17, arrived a day earlier said S Balachandran, the South Zone Head of the IMD. Isolated places in Tamil Nadu, Southern..
IndiaTimes - Published

India-US to hold first tri-service exercise in November

The first-ever tri-Service exercise between India and the US will focus on large-scale amphibious HADR (humanitarian relief and disaster relief) operations along the eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal..
IndiaTimes - Published

Depression may bring heavy rainfall in Gujarat

The system combined with an east-west trough from Saurashtra to east-central Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rainfall across several districts in the state.
DNA - Published

India successfully tests air-to-air missile Astra

India's indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday. The Astra is capable of engaging targets of different..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gujarat clocks over 100% of average annual rains

Private weather forecaster Skymet said that a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal was expected to move in a westerly direction bringing rains to Gujarat particularly South Gujarat.
DNA - Published

Red alert in 3 districts in Kerala; flood toll climbs to 88

The red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and in northern districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday, IMD sources said adding over 20 cms of rains are..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ships and aircrafts on high alert

As deep depression forms in Bay of Bengal, IMD warns fishermen not to venture into water
DNA - Published

Rain batters states on west coast, fresh low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal

IndiaTimes - Published

Good rains in interiors, Mumbai to remain dry

According to IMD officials, these rains are a result of a low-pressure area being created due to a cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal.
DNA - Published

Indian Coast Guard brings back 516 fishermen stranded due to bad weather

The Indian Coast Guard in a coordinated operation with the Bangladesh Coast Guard brought back as many as 516 Indian fishermen along with 32 Indian Fishing Boats from Bangladesh who stranded due to bad..
DNA - Published

27 fishermen still lost at sea after three trawlers submerge in Bay of Bengal

Fishing at sea had been prohibited since July 1 due to warnings of inclement weather.
DNA - Published

Low-pressure area in Bay of Bengal good for monsoon's progress

Indication of a low-pressure area developing in the Bay of Bengal is good news for the advancement of monsoon, a senior official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Thursday. Cyclone Vayu..
IndiaTimes - Published

No trace of IAF AN-32 that disappeared over Bay of Bengal three years ago

When contacted, official spokesperson of the ministry of defence Col Aman Anand told TOI that there were no updates about the AN-32 aircraft that went missing three years ago.
IndiaTimes - Published

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