External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said India was committed to maritime security, freedom of navigation, unimpeded lawful commerce and peaceful settlement of disputes in the Indian Ocean region.
Amid territorial dispute in South China Sea, India on Thursday underlined the need for enhanced India- ASEAN cooperation for maritime security, freedom of navigation and peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with the international law.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Victoria, has begun discussions with Seychelles President James Michel for India and the island nation to engage in maritime security, with a focus on greater cooperation with respect to anti-piracy measures.
Japan on Saturday pitched for stronger maritime security cooperation with India, saying both nations should "proactively" assume responsibilities to ensure "open and stable seas" in the region, comments seen as an effort to contain China's growing assertiveness in South China Sea.
Improved co-ordination of some 15 national and state security agencies as well as continuous coastal surveillance have led to a much stronger maritime security, authorities said Wednesday, a day on which six years ago the Mumbai terror attack took place.
With an eye on beefing up maritime security, India is negotiating a deal with 24 countries for exchange of neutral merchant shipping data as it rolls out a national hub to tackle all aspects of coastal security to prevent another 26/11-like attack.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday held extensive talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on key bilateral issues including fishermen, India-assisted developmental project in Northern Province and prospects for enhanced economic cooperation.
A year after terrorists struck Mumbai via the sea route, United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived here Thursday on a four-day visit to India to
discuss cooperation on challenging maritime security issues.
To strengthen security along the
Karnataka coast in the backdrop of last year`s Mumbai attacks,
the government will open a new Coast Guard (CG) station at
Karwar tomorrow and arm it with speed boats to counter terror