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Sri Lanka: Chinese envoy's visit to Tamil-majority Northern Province sparks concern
World

Sri Lanka: Chinese envoy's visit to Tamil-majority Northern Province sparks concern

Security experts believe that Beijing sees Sri Lanka as a geostrategic hub for the Belt and Road Initiative in the Indian Ocean

December 2004 tsunami: 17 years on, how prepared is India for another such disaster?
India

December 2004 tsunami: 17 years on, how prepared is India for another such disaster?

On this unfortunate day, a 100-foot-high wave, which was triggered by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake, hit 14 countries including Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, and Indonesia.

Indonesia volcano: Death toll rises to 34, 17 still missing, says national disaster agency
World

Indonesia volcano: Death toll rises to 34, 17 still missing, says national disaster agency

The biggest mountain on the island of Java on Saturday ejected a mushroom of volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud as thousands of panicked people fled their homes

Indonesia: At least 13 dead, over 50 injured as Java's Mount Semeru erupts
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Indonesia: At least 13 dead, over 50 injured as Java's Mount Semeru erupts

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity

Navy Day: A theatrical celebration of Indian maritime history, naval spirit and strategy at sea
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Navy Day: A theatrical celebration of Indian maritime history, naval spirit and strategy at sea

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said his force is keeping a close watch on Chinese activities in the Indian Ocean and backed the ambitious tri-services reforms that included setting up of a 'Maritime Theatre Command'

Eye on Indian Ocean, China delivers largest and most advanced warship to Pakistan
World

Eye on Indian Ocean, China delivers largest and most advanced warship to Pakistan

Designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), PNS Tughril was delivered to Pakistan in a commissioning ceremony in Shanghai, the CSSC said in a statement

Third edition of navy's Goa Maritime Conclave begins tomorrow; to focus on maritime security challenges in Indian Ocean Region
India

Third edition of navy's Goa Maritime Conclave begins tomorrow; to focus on maritime security challenges in Indian Ocean Region

Chiefs of navies or heads of maritime forces from Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand will participate in the event

Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, begins second phase of sea trials
India

Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, begins second phase of sea trials

The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, the largest and most complex warship to be built in India, successfuly completed a five-day maiden sea voyage in August

India bridge between nations in Indian Ocean region, says ambassador Taranjit Sandhu
India

India bridge between nations in Indian Ocean region, says ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

The country sees itself as the net provider of security in the region who has also been the first to respond in times of need

The Friday List: From a documentary film festival to a thrilling murder mystery, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a documentary film festival to a thrilling murder mystery, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Climate change causing frequent cyclones as they draw energy from warm waters
India

Climate change causing frequent cyclones as they draw energy from warm waters

Cyclone Tauktae could be the biggest to hit western India in three decades.

China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries
science

China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries

Hua Chunying said Beijing was being treated unfairly, the American media romanticises their launches and space debris free falls.

Debris from China's 'Long March' rocket disintegrates over Indian Ocean, lands near Maldives
World

Debris from China's 'Long March' rocket disintegrates over Indian Ocean, lands near Maldives

Very little of the rocket stage’s mass survived re-entry, with the majority having burned up as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere

Quad countries' meet today to raise 'free and open Indo-Pacific' agenda; strained ties with China pose hurdles
World

Quad countries' meet today to raise 'free and open Indo-Pacific' agenda; strained ties with China pose hurdles

The Quad grouping, which was revived in 2017, has picked up issues like cooperation in the Indo-pacific region, maritime security and resilient supply chains to thwart Beijing’s dominance

In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events
World

In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events

The Chinese government, according to experts, sees the coup as “a moment of opportunity” to undercut the inroads the United States and other Asian nations made during Myanmar’s halting democratic opening

New population of blue whale found in the Indian Ocean, discovered by its unique sound
India

New population of blue whale found in the Indian Ocean, discovered by its unique sound

This is a "great reminder that our oceans are still this very unexplored place,” said Asha de Vos, marine biologist not involved in the study but who studied blue whales in the Indian Ocean.

Australia to join India, US, Japan in MALABAR naval exercise in attempt to bolster peace in the Indo-Pacific
India

Australia to join India, US, Japan in MALABAR naval exercise in attempt to bolster peace in the Indo-Pacific

This is the first military-level engagement between the four-nation grouping, the Quad, and it comes amid the India-China border row

Indian, Sri Lankan navies begin Slinex 2020: Three-day exercise to highlight 'growing congruence' between two countries
India

Indian, Sri Lankan navies begin Slinex 2020: Three-day exercise to highlight 'growing congruence' between two countries

The Indian Navy will deploy anti-submarine warfare corvettes INS Kamorta and INS Kiltan as well as a sizeable number of advanced light helicopters, Chetak helicopter and Dornier maritime patrol aircraft

Scientists develop new way to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing earthquake sounds
science

Scientists develop new way to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing earthquake sounds

They used existing seismic monitoring equipment and historic data on earthquakes find out how much the temperature of the ocean has altered and continues changing.

US signs defence cooperation deal with Maldives amidst China's growing presence in Indian Ocean
World

US signs defence cooperation deal with Maldives amidst China's growing presence in Indian Ocean

During discussions after signing the agreement, Maldivian Minister of Defence Mariya Didi said the framework will strengthen defence and security cooperation between the two countries