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Indo-Pacific: A biogeographic region of Earth's seas
The Indo-Pacific, sometimes known as the Indo–West Pacific or Indo–Pacific Asia, is a biogeographic region of Earth's seas, comprising the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the seas connecting the two in the general area of Indonesia. It does not include the temperate and polar regions of the Indian and Pacific oceans, nor the Tropical Eastern Pacific, along the Pacific coast of the Americas, which is also a distinct marine realm.


U.S. will defend against China -Blinken interview [Video]

U.S. will defend against China -Blinken interview

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday that China had recently acted "more aggressively abroad" and was behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." Bryan Wood..

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Biden and Japan's Suga project unity against China [Video]

Biden and Japan's Suga project unity against China

President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face..

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‘QUAD good for stability in Indian Ocean, Pacific Region’: Maldives minister [Video]

‘QUAD good for stability in Indian Ocean, Pacific Region’: Maldives minister

The Maldives has welcomed the Quad dialogue and said that it will bring stability to the Indian Ocean and the pacific region. Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid said: "It's good to see the..

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QUAD provides stability to Indian Ocean and Pacific region: Maldives Foreign Minister [Video]

QUAD provides stability to Indian Ocean and Pacific region: Maldives Foreign Minister

Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Shahid expressed satisfaction on QUAD members' dialogue. He said that QUAD provides stability to the Indo-Pacific Region. "It is good to see that there is..

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Watch: EAM S Jaishnakar meets French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian [Video]

Watch: EAM S Jaishnakar meets French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar met Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France in New Delhi on April 13. Le Drian is on a three-day visit to India from April..

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‘India, Netherlands have similar approach on climate change, terrorism’: PM Modi [Video]

‘India, Netherlands have similar approach on climate change, terrorism’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said there have been similarities of approach between India and the Netherlands in dealing with global challenges like climate change, terrorism and pandemics. He..

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India, Netherlands have similar approach on challenges like terrorism, pandemic: PM Modi [Video]

India, Netherlands have similar approach on challenges like terrorism, pandemic: PM Modi

During a virtual summit with Netherlands Prime Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Netherlands' approach towards challenges including terrorism, climate change, pandemic is similar...

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India-US relationship stronghold of free and open Indo-Pacific region: US Defense Secy [Video]

India-US relationship stronghold of free and open Indo-Pacific region: US Defense Secy

US Defense Secretary Lloyd James Austin III presented his statement and said India-US relationship is stronghold of free and open Indo-Pacific region. "Our relationship is a stronghold of free and open..

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‘Committed to strategic ties’: PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin [Video]

‘Committed to strategic ties’: PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday. In the first visit by a top Biden administration official, US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin arrived in India on Friday..

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India a key player in Indo-Pacific, says Netherlands envoy Marten van den Berg

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Stability, security of Indo-Pacific absolutely critical for prosperity of the world: Korean defence minister

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