Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicDjibouti

Topic: Djibouti

Djibouti story resembles Hambantota, has the same Chinese script

Some Djiboutian elites believe their country has the potential to become the ‘Singapore of Africa’ with the help of Chinese investments.

China gets closer to its dream of a blue-water navy with rapid expansion of African base

From laser-dazzling US pilots to the construction of a new navy pier, the country has done a lot at its Djibouti base in Africa over the last year.

Assumption Island deal could help India regain lost ground in Indian Ocean

India’s ties with Seychelles have gained more prominence after China opened its military base in Djibouti.

Trailing China, a new defence deal with France gives India a foothold in Indian Ocean

Indian ships and naval assets can now move across from the Pacific to Singapore, Andamans, Diego Garcia, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Djibouti, onwards to Oman.

Images of Pakistan’s Gwadar port do not match all the hype around it

No signature of a Djibouti style base but signs of expansion plans; road, access still limited.

China’s mega fortress in Djibouti could be model for its bases in Pakistan

Though called a ‘logistics base’, the facility can accommodate a brigade and has unprecedented security arrangements

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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