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
The CDS also said that convergence of the surveillance and communication resources of the three services is essential for evolving a framework for having a composite real-time air situation "picture"
Indian Navy's long-term plan to have three aircraft carriers, says Admiral Karambir Singh; first IAC to be operation by 2022
The Indian Navy's long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday and added that the first indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022
Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect
It is now commonplace to view India-Sri Lanka bilateral ties through the lens of New Delhi’s great power game with Beijing.
India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder
Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi comes in amidst the greatest assertion of Chinese power across the Indian Ocean since the 15th Century
India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves
The biggest issue for India, however, is its slowing economy and the strategic cost that it has to pay for lack of economic muscle.
US-Iran tensions: All you need to know about Gulf of Oman, shipping route for oil producing countries in Persian Gulf
Post an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019, serious concerns about the global oil supply have come to the fore.
India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: From counter-insurgency ties to big investments, New Delhi must keep Sri Lanka warm to keep China at bay
India’s strategic autonomy in Sri Lanka will seriously be tested by the United States and – to a lesser extent – Japan.
India doesn’t really want to get into talks with Pakistan; it’s looking beyond, to engage with the region as a whole
S Jaishankar left no space for doubt that regional connectivity will form a big part of the foreign policy of NDA-II
S Jaishankar's appointment as foreign minister reveals Narendra Modi's mindset on trust, acumen and leadership
There is a dovetailing of vision between India's new foreign minister S Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra when it comes to shaping India’s destiny as a leading power and projection of that power in a bipolar Asia
Dalbir Singh Suhag's appointment as Indian High Commissioner to Seychelles is more about defence than diplomacy
Former Indian Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag was appointed as India's High Commissioner to Seychelles on Thursday, In a move that is likely to be a significant move in India's effort to increase its security presence in the Indian Ocean region.
Maldives election: President Ibrahim Solih's thumping victory a positive for India, but dark clouds hover in distance
The result of the recent election in the Maldives is likely to make a lot of politicians green with envy. From all accounts, it's a landslide win for President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Andaman and Nicobar profile: TMC, Congress will find it hard to dislodge BJP from this island seat
The electoral battle in this island, which is largely inhabited by migrants from mainland India, has been between the BJP and the Congress.
At Prayagraj Kumbh Mela, sadhus urge Modi govt to destroy Pakistan's nukes, end caste-based reservation
Sadhus gathered in Prayagraj for the Kumbh Mela 2019 have urged the Narendra Modi government to take decisive steps to remove caste-based reservation as it is spreading hatred in the society while stressing on the need to destroy nuclear weapons of Pakistan for peace in the region
India announces $1.4 bn as financial aid to Maldives; leaders commit to be ‘mindful’ of concerns for stability in region
With Maldives reeling under mounting Chinese debt, India on Monday announced a $1.4 billion financial assistance to the island nation and inked four pacts with it after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held "successful" talks with an aim to reset ties.
Nirmala Sitharaman hits out at Pakistan, says terror infrastructure in neighbourhood 'testing India's patience'
Nirmala Sitharaman said areas of continued violence and instability in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, as well as parts of West Asia and Africa, have functioned as incubators of virulent manifestations of terrorism.
A weaker rupee can help check reckless import of everything from smartphones to olives and chocolates and can provide a healthy overall macroeconomic protection to local manufacturers
Seychelles president in India: Danny Faure holds 'frank' talks with Narendra Modi, agrees to work on Assumption Island deal
Seychelles president Danny Faure held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his trip to India and signed six agreements during his visit to India.
Narendra Modi in Singapore: PM calls China 'pivotal partner' in trade, says differences must not become disputes
Emphasising on how the India-China cooperation is expanding, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called China a pivotal partner to India at the keynote address at the Shangri-La dialogue.
India-French joint naval exercise 'Varuna-18' begins off Goa coast, to include anti-submarine and air defence exercises
The India-French joint naval exercise, "Varuna-18", commenced on Monday in the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast and will include anti-submarine, air defence and asymmetric engagement exercises, a navy official said.