P-8I aircraft, spy drones deployed to track Chinese moves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

P-8I aircraft, spy drones deployed to track Chinese moves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Navy and Air Force's Israeli Searcher-II unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have also been deployed in the archipelago on a temporary basis.

MH370 search finds new shipwreck, but no plane

MH370 search finds new shipwreck, but no plane

peculation on the cause of the plane's disappearance has focused primarily on a possible mechanical or structural failure, a hijacking or terror plot, or rogue pilot action. 

INS Godavari to be decommissioned today

India's first indigenously designed and built warship INS Godavari will be decommissioned on Wednesday in Mumbai, 32 years after it was inducted into the Indian Navy.

Seychelles votes in presidential polls

The main islands of the Seychelles vote Saturday in a Presidential Election, a race that sees incumbent James Michel facing a serious challenge for the first time after two terms in office.

7.1-magnitude quake hits southern Indian Ocean: USGS

7.1-magnitude quake hits southern Indian Ocean: USGS

The shallow tremor struck at 6:24 am (22:24 GMT Monday), some 1,020 km (634 miles) east-northeast of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the US Geological Survey said.

Lanka calls for new maritime security arrangements for IOR

Sri Lanka is wiling to take the lead in forming a multilateral forum with UN support to ensure the maritime security of the Indian Ocean.

Watch: Mysterious space junk 'WT1190F' crashes into Indian Ocean!

Watch: Mysterious space junk 'WT1190F' crashes into Indian Ocean!

 The object - most likely man-made space debris from some previous lunar or interplanetary mission - burned up on reentry and was not a threat to anyone on Earth.

Himalayas were born 47 million years ago: Scientists

Himalayas were born 47 million years ago: Scientists

The team of Australian and US scientists believe the collision occurred 47 million years ago when India and Eurasia initially smashed into each other.

Mysterious space junk to crash into Earth in November

Mysterious space junk to crash into Earth in November

Scientists predict that the object will plummet to Earth at about 6.15am on November 13 from above the Indian Ocean.

NASA's EPIC camera captures three developing tropical lows in Indian Ocean

NASA's EPIC camera captures three developing tropical lows in Indian Ocean

Two of the three systems have a medium chance to develop into a tropical depression in the next day or two, says NASA.

Indian Ocean undeniable pivot-point for world economy: US

Describing the Indian Ocean region as an undeniable pivot-point for the world economy, the US has said the future prosperity and stability of the region is the collective responsibility of all nations.

Ships including submarines from all countries can visit Sri Lanka, will inform neighbours: Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka will allow future submarine visits by China provided they are not too frequent, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said underlining that the mistrust with India in the past could have been avoided if it had been kept in the picture about the dockings.

India's naval diplomacy aims to contain China: Daily

  India has launched a naval diplomacy campaign to garner support from Australia, Japan and Vietnam for countering China's maritime expansion into the Indian Ocean, a Chinese official daily said on Wednesday.

Indonesian earthquake injures scores, shakes popular tourist spot

A powerful earthquake in remote eastern Indonesia on Friday injured more than 60 people, left hundreds of houses damaged and rattled an idyllic island chain popular with foreign tourists and divers.

France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from Flight MH370

 French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began.

French experts unsure plane part came from MH370: Report

French aviation experts have not been able to determine with certainty whether a piece of wing found on an Indian Ocean island belongs to MH370, the Malaysian jet carrying 239 people, that disappeared mysteriously in 2014, according to a media report.

Seychelles eager to be part of maritime security framework

Amid increasing Chinese influence in Indian Ocean, Seychelles on Thursday asserted that the region "belongs" to countries sharing maritime boundaries and said it was "actively" considering participating in a security framework for the strategic area involving India, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China

India and Australia will hold their first ever joint naval drills next month, as the two countries seek to deepen defence ties and counter China`s growing sway in the Indian Ocean.

FIPIC summit: PM Modi announces plan to open space station in Pacific Islands nation

Pushing for deeper cooperation with 14 nations of strategically-located Pacific region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a number of initiatives, including setting up of a space station in any of the countries and developing capacities in disaster management.

France calls off search for MH370 wreckage off Reunion

France on Monday said it was calling off the hunt for wreckage from missing flight MH370 after 10 days of air and sea searches off its Indian Ocean territory of Reunion yielded no results.