Amid increasing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean Rim, the government on Thursday asserted that the strategic region was "critical" for India's economic growth and it will ensure that "our littorals" are not used in a manner which is detrimental to national interests.
The government on Tuesday said it is aware of Chinese participation in development projects in the strategically-important Indian Ocean region while maintaining that China has not set up any naval base in the Seychelles.
After exploring different realms of music for about 25 years, Indo-rock fusion band Indian Ocean senses a refreshing wave of change with Bollywood embracing alternative music. Rahul Ram, the band's bass guitarist and lead vocalist, points out that the world of Bollywood may seem to be calm from outside, but deep down, it is turbulent, making it a "demanding place" for indie artistes.
India is trying to use its strategic projects like 'Mausam' in the Indian Ocean as a bargaining chip to acquire "special position" in China's mega Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road initiatives, an influential state-run Chinese think-tank has claimed.
Renowned music band Indian Ocean and famous Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg are the highlights of the concluding day of a three-day cultural festival showcasing various elements of different tribes of Assam.
Seeking cooperation from the Indian Ocean Rim Countries, India on Sunday said it is prepared to play a leading role in the affairs of the Indian Ocean region for the larger benefit of all stakeholders.
China's 'Jiaolong' deep-sea manned submersible returned from its maiden 118-day exploratory voyage to the Indian Ocean where it is reported to have discovered large deposits of precious metals like gold and silver.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flew into the Sri Lankan capital in the early hours and held talks with the country's top leadership during which several vexed issues were discussed and key agreements signed.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for greater security cooperation with Sri Lanka on Friday during a landmark visit to the strategically located Indian Ocean island, whose drift towards China has raised concerns in New Delhi.
India on Thursday further cemented its ties with Mauritius with the commissioning of an India-built coast guard patrol vessel, a day after inking five agreements and announcing a $500 million line of credit, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- stressing the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean region -- pressed for a strong grouping of the region's nations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday made a fervent plea for peaceful resolution of maritime issues and respect for international maritime rules and called for forming a strong grouping around the Indian Ocean.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his tour of three Indian Ocean nations, an influential Chinese state-run think tank today said that Beijing should address New Delhi's concerns about the "China threat" in its neighbourhood and called for further strategic dialogue between India and China to?enhance "mutual trust".