By welcoming Australia into Malabar exercise, India has shed inhibitions about Quad, going all out against China
Just like then Australian prime minister Kein Rudd didn't want to antagonise China, and hence pulled out of the quad in 2008, India too had been treading carefully in matters involving the Chinese
Quad meet in Tokyo: Advancing key security, economic interests in Indo-Pacific a priority, says S Jaishankar
The in-person meeting of the foreign ministers of the 'Quad' comprising India, the US, Japan and Australia is taking place in the backdrop of China's aggressive military behaviour in the Indo-Pacific, South China Sea and along the LAC in eastern Ladakh
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
India, France, Australia hold Indo-Pacific dialogue: An alternative to the Quad in critical region won't hurt
The notion of the Paris-Delhi-Canberra axis was first articulated by French president Emmanuel Macron in Sydney back in May 2018
India has little choice but to ally with democratic nations as China openly demonstrates imperialistic designs under world's watch
While America repositions itself, the ASEAN bloc is coming to the realisation that each of its 10 members may not be individually able to confront China’s aggrandising ambitions in the South China Sea.
Galwan Valley clashes may have been China's pushback against efforts to thwart its ambitions for Indo-Pacific region
In the days since the violent face-off took place between the soldiers of the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese media has time and again brought the US and its Indo-Pacific Strategy into the conversation
The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equations
Donald Trump's offer to 'mediate' between India and China took everyone by surprise, as did his claim to having spoken to Narendra Modi on the issue
US warships have sailed into disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to military analysts, heightening a standoff in the waterway and sharpening the rivalry between the United States and China, even as much of the world is in lockdown because of the coronavirus
Mutually beneficial RCEP trade deal in India's interest, have put forward 'reasonable proposals', Narendra Modi tells Bangkok newspaper
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is 'clear' that a mutually beneficial RCEP, in which all sides gain reasonably, is in interests of the country and of all nations involved in the negotiation
Narendra Modi embarks on three-day Thailand visit for ASEAN Summit, other multilateral events; says will ensure India's interests protected in RCEP
The prime minister said he will be reviewing with ASEAN partners, India cooperative activities, and examining plans for strengthening ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms, enhancing connectivity (sea, land, air, digital and people-to-people), deepening economic partnerships, and expanding maritime cooperation.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India open to talk about terrorism with Pakistan in 'civilised' manner
S Jaishankar on Friday said that India is open to talk about the issue of terrorism with Pakistan provided that it is done in a 'civilised' manner.
Indo-Pacific a new concept in changing world, says S Jaishankar in Moscow ahead of Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to Vladivostok
In his address to Maldivian Parliament in June, Modi underscored India's firm commitment to make the strategic Indo-Pacific an area for shared economic growth, saying it has been "our lifeline, and also the highway for trade and prosperity."
Citing the popular election slogan "Modi hai to mumkin hai", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sought to take the bilateral relationship with India to the next level.
Mike Pompeo to visit India as part of trip to Indo-Pacific starting 24 June; will focus on China's rising influence in region
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said that his visit to New Delhi in June will be focused on advancing the the "incredibly important" ties with India which is a significant part of president Donald Trump's strategy in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
Narendra Modi in Maldives: PM slams Pakistan during address to parliament, says 'some still believe in good terrorists, bad terrorists'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first foreign visit after reelection as prime minister, slammed Pakistan while addressing the Maldivian Parliament.
Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore sees US and China on collision course: Battle of values set to play out in Indo-Pacific
At the three-day Shangri La Dialogue (held from 31 May to 2 June), the two main protagonists — the US and China — set out competing visions of the Indo-Pacific
New missile gap leaves US scrambling to counter China; increased military spending, tech ended Washington's monopoly
Many of China's missiles are specifically designed to attack the aircraft carriers and bases that form the backbone of US military dominance in the region.
Rapid, disruptive advance of Chinese hard power on Xi Jinping’s watch has ended era of unquestioned US supremacy in Asia
Xi Jinping is also stepping up military pressure on Taiwan, Japan and India. Alongside a massive arsenal of missiles capable of striking Taiwan, Chinese naval and air forces conduct increasingly complex exercises that regularly encircle the self-governing island.
India's no-show at China's Belt Road Forum meet no surprise, but New Delhi must abandon over-cautious Beijing policy
As expected, India is not going to be represented at this year's Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC) that begins on Thursday in Beijing
India to purchase 24 advanced maritime helicopters from US for $2.4 bn, choppers expected curb Chinese influence in Indian Ocean region
The sale of the helicopters, at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion, will improve the security of a major defensive partner which continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in the Indo-Pacific and South Asia region