Tag: Indian Ocean

Explained: Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?

With more than a week of fierce fighting including beheaded bodies in the streets, the battle for the northern Mozambique town of Palma has highlighted...

Quad leaders: Committed to free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region

The leaders of the four-nation Quad have reaffirmed that they are striving to ensure that the Indo-Pacific is accessible, dynamic and governed by international law...

With eyes on China, Quad allies including India launch vaccine plan

The United States, India, Japan and Australia on Friday announced a joint drive to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccine supply in Asia, mounting a challenge...

All Indo-Russian defence contracts implemented as per schedule: Foreign Secretary

India has stated that all its defence contracts with Russia including S-400 missile defence system are being implemented according to the schedule reaffirming its traditional...

Mauritius eyes key trade pact with India during Jaishankar’s visit | India News

Foreign minister S Jaishankar will travel to Mauritius on Saturday to advance a trade and investment agreement with the island nation and one of India’s...

China passes law to give coastguard power to fire on foreign vessels, demolish structures in disputed waters

In a move that is expected to escalate tensions between China and its neighbours, Beijing has passed a law that gives power to its coastguard...

China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan – India hits back in Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: China has decided to build a road that will link the 800-kilometre Karakoram highway with Astore in Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan, signalling Beijing...

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

TEHRAN: Iran‘s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid...

United States unveils plan to counter China’s rise from India to Taiwan

The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the...

View: In a complex, changing world, countering China is a multifaceted problem for India

An expansionist, economically and militarily strong China looms large over India’s north-eastern border, its Indian Ocean neighbourhood, and its ties with the US and Russia....

Dealing with the dragon: How India’s fared so far against China and the challenge ahead

NEW DELHI: As India enters 2021, after perhaps the most testing year in recent history, it does so with a qualitatively new China challenge. The...

Can China dominate the Indian Ocean?

HONG KONG: Today it is legally indisputable that the high seas belong to all. This means China‘s navy has as much right to ply the...

How India is strengthening ties with neighbours to counter China in Asia | India News

NEW DELHI: From announcing big-ticket projects in Maldives to mending strained ties with Nepal, India is reaching out to its South Asian neighbours in what...

India Foreign Minister to undertake 3-nation West Asia & Western Indian Ocean trip from Tuesday

New Delhi: S. Jaishankar will be undertaking a visit to Bahrain, UAE and Seychelles from November 24 to 29 in what will be the Indian...

India to rebalance forces, firepower to Line of Actual Control and Indian Ocean Region

(This story originally appeared in on Nov 01, 2020) NEW DELHI: India now plans to fast-track its ongoing rebalance of military forces and firepower to...

View: Bangladesh reveals India’s challenged pre-eminence in the Bay of Bengal

By Anita Inder Singh Isn’t it surprising and unusual for a ‘leading’ power’s economic performance to be worse than that of its friendly smaller neighbours?...

With eye on China, MEA brings Indo-Pacific, Asean policies under one unit

(This story originally appeared in on Sep 29, 2020) NEW DELHI: Keeping China in focus, India is bringing together its Indo-Pacific and Asean policies under...

India working on plan to offer $50 million line of credit to Sri Lanka in defence

NEW DELHI: India is working on a plan to offer $50 million Line of Credit (LoC) to Sri Lanka in the defence sector –– the...

First-ever Indian cargo ferry to Maldives opens new connectivity & business links in Southern Indian Ocean

New Delhi: The first ever Indian cargo vessel (MCP Linz) operated by the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) reached northern Maldivian town of Kulhudhufushi on...

India has shown interest in building strategic Kra Canal, says Thailand

New Delhi: Thailand has claimed that it is not only in talks with China but with India, USA as well as Australia to build the...

Thailand delays plan to buy Chinese submarines; presents alternate to Beijing’s Kra canal proposal

NEW DELHI: India’s maritime neighbour Thailand is quietly but steadily pushing back against China by delaying plans to buy two Chinese submarines and expressing interest...

Happy to support Mauritius in its efforts to manage Covid-19: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Mauritius for effective management of Covid-19 pandemic and expressed his happiness as India was able to...

Navy significantly expands deployment in Indian Ocean following border row with China: Sources | India News

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has deployed a large number of frontline warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR) in the wake of the...

India gets its first climate change assessment report | India News

NEW DELHI: The average temperature in India is projected to rise by 4.4ºC, frequency of heat waves to be 3-4 times higher, intensity of tropical...