Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicIndian Ocean Region

Topic: Indian Ocean Region

India sees itself as ‘net provider’ of security in Indian Ocean region, says envoy Sandhu

India's Ambassador to the US Sandhu Tuesday said that challenges faced by nations are 'complex' to be tackled single-handedly & mutual interdependence is a sign of strength.

UK Carrier Strike Group enters Indian Ocean to conduct joint military drills with Indian Navy

The Carrier Strike Group has been led by HMS Queen Elizabeth. India military officials said a series of complex exercises is expected to take place around 26 July.

India, US kick off two-day multi-domain wargame in Indian Ocean Region with eye on China

The US deployed its naval carrier strike group, led by the USS Ronald Reagan, and a fleet of F-18 fighter jets and E-2C Hawkeye all-weather aircraft for the exercise, officials said.

Maldives faces world’s fastest growing Covid epidemic, to impose 16-hour curfew in Male

Maldives, which depends on luxury tourism for much of its income, has the highest number of infections per million people over the last 7 and 14 days.

Buy weapons from us, India says as it pushes exports to compete with China in neighbourhood

Modi govt is learnt to have decided to present itself as an ‘alternative to China’ in providing quality defence items to nations in Indian Ocean Region, ASEAN.

Collaboration shown in fighting Covid a valuable takeaway from the pandemic, says PM Modi

Addressing a workshop Thursday on 'Covid-19 Management' with 10 other nations, Modi said that South Asia has managed to achieve one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.

At Aero India, India pitches defence partnership to nations in Indian Ocean Region & beyond

On the air show’s last day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says India plans to move from $11 bn defence base to $25 bn by 2025, with a $5 bn export component.

Eye on China, India to host Indian Ocean Region defence ministers’ conclave next month

As China expands maritime footprint in IOR, India is hoping to sell indigenously built defence equipment, such as fast patrol vessels & Akash missile.

Satellite catches Chinese survey ship mapping seabed in eastern Indian Ocean

The Chinese govt survey ship, accused of operating without notifying its position last week, is suspected to be collecting data that can be used for civilian & military purposes.

China, India signal each other on might in Indian Ocean Region, amid tensions on land

A PLA Navy task force is understood to have entered Indian Ocean Region as China seeks to project its dominance. India is keeping a close watch on waters around the country.

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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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