Indian Ocean News
A Storm Unlike Any Other: How Cyclone Freddy is breaking records and upending lives
Tropical Cyclone Freddy is exceptional mainly due to the fact that it has lasted longer than any other in historical records. Last week, it unofficially broke the World Meteorological Organisation's benchmark as the longest-lasting tropical cyclone set in 1994 for a 31-day storm named John
France-led 5-nation naval exercise La Perouse kicks off in Indian Ocean
La Perouse Exercise is a multilateral naval exercise aimed at improving interoperability between navies and fostering mutual understanding and cooperation between participating nations
Japanese warship pays friendly visit to Indian Navy in Mumbai
India and Japan regularly conduct joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean. Since 2015, Japan has also been participating in the Malabar annual naval exercises
WATCH: Prepared to keep Indian Ocean safe from China, asserts Indian Navy Chief
Reiterating that peace in the Indian Ocean can be achieved only through mutual co-operation Admiral R Hari Kumar highlighted the Indian Navy’s efforts to collaborate with the other naval powers in the region
India, US keen to conclude $3 billion MQ-9B predator drone deal
India and the United States are keen for an early conclusion of the 30 MQ-9B predator armed drones deal at a cost of over $3 billion, which will help New Delhi strengthen its overall surveillance apparatus along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Indian Ocean.
Chinese projects in Indian Ocean region pose big threat to India, say IPS top brass
Several top Indian Police Service (IPS) officers at a recently concluded conference of DGPs and IGPs have submitted papers that claim that China wants to reduce India’s influence in the Indian Ocean region and force the Indian leadership to accept Chinese domination in bilateral issues
INS Vagir is the latest warship to be commissioned: How Indian Navy is standing up to the China challenge
The Indian Navy has been making big strides in recent years. It has commissioned mighty warships such as India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, as well as submarines like INS Vagir. However, is the expansion of its fleet size enough to challenge China on the high seas?
Why the commissioning of INS Vagir is one big step forward for the Indian Navy
The fifth submarine of the Kalvari class, INS Vagir, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai on Monday. These Scorpene-class vessels are designed to target and sink enemy ships and are of importance as China attempts to expand its presence in the Indian Ocean
180 Rohingya refugees adrift on boat feared dead, says UN
Relatives of around 180 Rohingya refugees adrift on a boat for weeks in the Indian Ocean presume that all those on board are now dead, the UN refugee agency said.
Double standards in the name of democracy: Why West loves to patronise anti-India forces on its soil
It is more than likely that both China and the West will fail in their interwoven machinations, and India will prosper regardless, passing between the chinks in their armour
Chinese spy ship Yuan Wang-5 leaves Indian Ocean Region, Indian Navy kept tight vigil
The vessel, known to be fitted with tracking and surveillance devices, had entered the Indian Ocean Region through the Sunda straits. The ship had docked at Hambantota in Sri Lanka in August after being initially told to defer the visit
Did the pilot cause the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 to crash deliberately?
A new piece of debris has been found, adding to the mystery surrounding the Malaysian plane’s unexpected disappearance on 8 March 2014. Now new material evidence suggests that one of the pilots of the MH370 flight intentionally tried to crash the aircraft
Is China using Indian Ocean to spy on India?
Several events over the last few years indicate that the primary Chinese threat to Indian strategic interests emenates not from the Himalayas, but several thousands of kilometers away – among the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean
China sends spy ship into Indian Ocean ahead of Agni-V test
Now that India is going to conduct a test of the ballistic missile Agni-V in the Bay of Bengal next week, China has sent a spy vessel into the Indian Ocean. This Chinese ship has been identified as the Yuan Wang-5
India not invited to China's first meeting with 19 countries from Indian Ocean region
The China International Development Cooperation Agency held a meeting of the China-Indian Ocean Region Forum on Development Cooperation on 21 November, in which 19 countries took part. India was reportedly not invited
India on alert as another Chinese spy ship enters Indian Ocean
The Chinese spy ship Yuan Wang 6 has reached the Indian Ocean at the exact time when India is about to conduct another test of the Agni missile. It is being speculated in some quarters that on November 12, China is going to launch a satellite which will be monitored by the Yuan Wang 6
Sri Lanka, India discuss common maritime challenges faced in Indian Ocean
The 32nd international maritime boundary line meeting between Sri Lankan and Indian navy was held on board SLNS Sayura off the coast of Kankesanthurai on Friday
Sri Lanka will not be part of any Indian Ocean turf war, says Ranil Wickremesinghe
The Sri Lankan president’s remarks come weeks after the Chinese embassy and the Indian High Commission clashed verbally over the docking of the Chinese ship 'Yuan Wang 5' at Hambantota port
Chinese satellite tracking ship docking: Beijing seeks urgent meeting with Sri Lankan authorities post deferment of plan
The Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel 'Yuan Wang 5' was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from 11 to 17 Augus
Indian Ocean becoming competitive, seamless coordination among maritime security agencies needed: NSA Ajit Doval
His comments at the first meeting of the MultiAgency Maritime Security Group came amid growing concerns over China's increasing forays into the Indian Ocean, considered the backyard of the Indian Navy