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Indian Ocean Region

India, France ink key security accord to counter China's influence in Indian Ocean

Under the deal, India and France will open their naval bases to warships from each other, a move seen as an attempt to undermine Chinas territorial ambitions.

Mar 10, 2018, 17:27 PM IST

No Chinese warships near Maldives: Indian Navy refutes Chinese reports

The Chinese warships in questions were in transit between the Sunda Strait and Lombok Strait, Navy sources have said.

Feb 20, 2018, 19:32 PM IST

Why global powers are obsessed with containing China: 10-point guide

Here is a 10-point guide to understanding the rising fear of China.

Nov 17, 2017, 07:34 AM IST

Heat on China in the Indian Ocean: As France comes calling, why is India the focal point for global powers?

New Delhi and Paris set for two high-level meetings within months, soon after India-US-Australia-Japan 'quadrilateral meet' on security in the Indian Ocean Region.

Nov 15, 2017, 21:23 PM IST

Remain vigilant and ever ready, Nirmala Sitharaman tells Navy

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asked the Indian Navy to remain "vigilant".

Oct 26, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

Navy chief pitches for expanding its operational footprint

Navy chief Sunil Lanba on Friday called for expansion of its "operational footprint" to ensure stability in the Indian Ocean Region, comments seen as a reference to China's efforts to enhance its influence in the strategically important waters.

May 05, 2017, 21:52 PM IST

Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag to visit Andaman and Nicobar Command

The Army has an entire brigade (about 3,000 personnel) posted in the Adamans which are exclusively trained and meant for amphibious warfare.

Dec 13, 2016, 20:57 PM IST

As China warships 'clutter' Indian Ocean, India says it's ready for any eventuality

Underscoring the preparedness of the armed forces, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said that the Indian Navy is ready to meet all challenges.  

Dec 02, 2016, 17:11 PM IST

Eye on China? India to buy four P-8I aircraft from US for maritime surveillance over Indian Ocean Region

Total value of arms contracts that India has signed with the US in the last 10 years is over $15 billion.

Jul 28, 2016, 03:48 AM IST

India deploys P-8I patrol aircraft, spy drones to track Chinese moves in Indian Ocean

India has started to deploy long-range naval patrol aircraft Poseidon-8I and spy drones at the forward military base in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its strategy to counter China's move t

Jan 19, 2016, 20:36 PM IST

Australia warns against 'militarisation' of South China Sea

Severely critical of Chinese military assertiveness in the South China Sea, Australia on Wednesday warned against "intimidation and aggression" in the disputed waters and maintained that India's role was crucial to stability in the Indian Ocean region.

Sep 02, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

India needs comprehensive Indian Ocean policy: Experts

Experts here on Thursday called for a "comprehensive Indian Ocean strategy" to secure India`s maritime interests as well as to counter the growing Chinese influence.

Aug 06, 2015, 18:27 PM IST

Parrikar hints at more liberalised defence exports regime

Advocating for a larger role for India in the Indian Ocean Region and ASEAN, which are witnessing an increased Chinese influence, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today hinted at the possibility of having a more liberalised defence exports regime for friendly nations.

Mar 21, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

India committed to maritime security: Sushma Swaraj

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.

Mar 20, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

PM Modi departs for Mauritius after a successful Seychelles trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday concluded a successful trip to Seychelles, departing for Mauritius for the second leg of his five-day, three-nation tour of the Indian Ocean island nations

Mar 11, 2015, 20:48 PM IST

India for common maritime security regime in Indian Ocean region

India Thursday called for a common maritime security enforcement regime and liberalisation of visa regimes to boost trade and investment in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) countries.

Jul 04, 2013, 19:55 PM IST

First Sukhoi fighter plane base in southern India inaugurated

India`s capabilities to protect its interests IOR received a boost on Monday with the setting up of a Sukhoi fighter aircraft base in Tamil Nadu.

May 27, 2013, 21:28 PM IST

India expanding presence in Indian Ocean Region

Recently, while addressing the Naval Commander`s Conference, Defence Minister A K Antony has also highlighted the Navy`s role in the IOR.

Jun 13, 2012, 22:10 PM IST

Indian Ocean Navies to work out anti-piracy plan

Navies of 35 nations from the
Indian Ocean Region will meet next week at Abu Dhabi to debate
and chalk out an action plan for anti-piracy operations in the
Gulf of Aden.

May 06, 2010, 18:46 PM IST