Indian Ocean Region

India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said that organising a conclave of countries in the IOR on the margins of the international event "Aero India-2021" shows the importance India attaches to the vision of common growth and stability and constructive engagements with them.

Feb 04, 2021, 16:59 PM IST

Race on for control over strategic bases in Indian Ocean; 120 warships deployed in region: CDS Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat said an increasing number of countries are focusing on the IOR considering its geo-strategic importance.

Dec 11, 2020, 13:43 PM IST

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

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