Skymet revises its monsoon forecasts

Revising its earlier prediction, private weather agency Skymet has lowered its monsoon forecast from 102 percent to 98 percent even as it maintained that the country will receive "normal" rainfall during the year.

Volcano erupts on suspected MH370 wreckage island

A volcano erupted on Friday on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion where beachcombers found a piece of plane wing believed to have come from missing Malaysia flight MH370.

Families of MH370 victims renew talk of compensation after debris find
Families of MH370 victims renew talk of compensation after debris find

The discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean has rekindled efforts by family members of passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight to seek greater compensation, aviation lawyers said.

Probable MH370 debris to be studied in Toulouse

The plane wreckage found on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean will be transferred to Toulouse, France, to be analysed by the General Directorate of Armaments, a media report said on Friday.

Australia `increasingly confident debris from MH370`: Search chief
Australia `increasingly confident debris from MH370`: Search chief

Australian search authorities on Friday said they were "increasingly confident" plane debris that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370, with formal identification possible within 24 hours.

Ocean currents may trace origins of MH370 debris

There are two main Indian Ocean currents which may have caused debris from missing flight MH370 to wash up on the French island of La Reunion, experts said Thursday.

MH370 relatives` emotional roller-coaster after wreckage link
MH370 relatives` emotional roller-coaster after wreckage link

Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found.

MH370 relatives` emotional roller-coaster after wreckage link
MH370 relatives` emotional roller-coaster after wreckage link

Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found.

MH370 hunt: Debris 'very likely' from Boeing 777, to be examined in France
MH370 hunt: Debris 'very likely' from Boeing 777, to be examined in France

Malaysian PM Najib Razak confirmed that the debris "is very likely to be from a Boeing 777", however he said that the authorities were yet to ascertain if  it is from flight MH370. "

Australia says aircraft wreckage `very important development`

Australia on Thursday said the discovery of aircraft wreckage in the Indian Ocean was "a very important development" in the hunt for MH370, and it was feasible debris could have floated to the French island of La Reunion.

Malaysia says almost certain debris discovered is from a Boeing 777

Malaysia`s deputy transport minister said on Thursday that it was "almost certain" that the debris that washed up on La Reunion island in the southern Indian Ocean belongs to a Boeing 777 aircraft.

Debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 found off Madagascar?
Debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 found off Madagascar?

French authorities are studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.

India, Japan, US plan naval exercises in Indian Ocean; will China raise eyebrows?
India, Japan, US plan naval exercises in Indian Ocean; will China raise eyebrows?

Japan is set to take part in joint naval exercises with India and the United States in the Indian Ocean in October, military and diplomatic sources said, a drill that so riled China eight years ago that Delhi has not since hosted such a multilateral wargame.

Huge opportunity for Indian Inc as Navy focusses on indigenisation: Dhowan

Exhorting the Indian private sector to tap into the "huge opportunities" in the naval defence sector, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Thursday said the force has prepared a 15-year indigenisation plan that will soon be shared with India Inc.

INS Teg to undertake operations in EEZ of Mauritius

A stealth frigate of the Indian Navy, currently on a two-month long deployment in the South Indian Ocean, will undertake operations in Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Mauritius aiming to provide surveillance support in the region.

China wants maritime cooperation with India in Indian Ocean

 China on Friday said it wants to step up maritime cooperation and dialogue with India and other South Asian countries to allay their concerns over increased Chinese naval activity in the Indian Ocean including docking of its submarines in different ports in the region.

DNA: Growing Russia-China ties a concern for India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Uzbekistan on Monday on the first leg of his eight-day visit to Central Asia and Russia.

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Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?

Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing.

Indian Ocean cannot be backyard of India: China
Indian Ocean cannot be backyard of India: China

The Indian Ocean cannot be a backyard of India which navies of other countries could not visit, according the Chinese ministry of defence here.

Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya

Japan on Saturday offered a USD 3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.