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.

PM wishes people of Seychelles on National Day

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Seychelles on the occasion of their National Day and described the island nation as India's "vital" and "valued partner" in the Indian Ocean Region.

PM Modi extends wishes to Seychelles on National Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended his wishes to the people of Seychelles on their National Day.

Indian Ocean warming has weakened Monsoon in parts of India: Study
Indian Ocean warming has weakened Monsoon in parts of India: Study

Rapid warming of the Indian Ocean in the past century has led to a significant decrease in summer Monsoon rainfall over the central-east and northern regions of India, a new study led by an Indian scientist said on Tuesday.

Madagascar court rejects bid to oust President
Madagascar court rejects bid to oust President

Madagascar`s constitutional court on Saturday threw out an attempt by parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, further threatening the Indian Ocean island`s fragile stability.

Malaysia Airlines makes emergency landing in Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines makes emergency landing in Melbourne

A Malaysia Airlines flight returned safely to Melbourne on Friday, having turned back within minutes of take-off after an engine fire alert went off, Airservices Australia said. 

Australia-led MH370 search to be called off in 2016

 The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 led by Australia is expected to be called off early next year, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday.

Illegal migration in Indian Ocean at alarming level: Thailand

Thailand on Friday expressed concern at the problem of illegal migration in the Indian Ocean reaching an "alarming level".

China proposes joint mining of Indian Ocean with India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here next week, China has said it is "eager to cooperate" with India on deep seabed mining in the Indian Ocean where its deep diving vessel reported to have discovered large deposits of precious metals like gold and silver.

India to protect its interest in Indian Ocean Rim: Singh

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.

Iran says warships at the entrance to key Yemen strait

Two Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships, have reached the entrance of Bab el-Mandab, a strategic strait between Yemen and Djibouti, Iran`s Navy said on Thursday.

Aware of Chinese development activities in Indian Ocean ring: Govt

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.

Bollywood music very demanding: Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram

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 trying to use strategic projects as bargaining chip: Chinese think-tank

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.

Indian Ocean, Zubeen Garg main highlights of cultural festival
Indian Ocean, Zubeen Garg main highlights of cultural festival

 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.

India can play a lead role in Indian Ocean region: Dharmendra Pradhan

 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.

'India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties'

With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said.

Chinese deep-sea sub discovers big mineral deposits in ocean

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.

DNA: PM Modi's landmark visit to Sri Lanka

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.

Special: PM Modi charms Sri Lankans on his landmark trip

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.