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.

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PM Narendra Modi addresses Sri Lankan Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the Sri Lankan Parliament, as part of his visit to the country.

India, Mauritius cement ties, PM Modi stresses Indian Ocean region's importance

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.

DNA: A glance at PM Narendra Modi's Mauritius inning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Ganga Talao, considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, and offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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A special programme on PM Modi's Mauritius trip

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.

'Address India's concerns over 'China threat' in 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".

PM Modi receives warm welcome by Indian community in Seychelles

On the first leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Tuesday arrived in Seychelles and received a warm welcome by Indian community.

Three-nation tour shows India's priorities: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he looked forward to his tour of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka beginning on Tuesday and that the tour reflected India's foreign policy priorities.