Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicIndian Ocean

Topic: Indian Ocean

The Chinese are digging, but it’s no Jurassic Park. The Pacific hides other treasures

Failure to sign a deal with the Pacific is a setback for China’s deep-sea ambitions, but that won’t stop them from finding new opportunities.

Quad wants to stop illegal fishing in Indo-Pacific. But the net is actually for one shark

Quad’s provision to curb illegal fishing is likely to remain unimplementable. But platforms established for the flow of information could certainly serve strategic functions.

Why did Tamil merchants build Hindu temples in China? Answer lies in commerce

Indian Ocean history is full of violence. What's important is that its peoples developed long-term commercial strategies through diplomacy.

Warming of Indian Ocean could weaken southwest monsoon, German study on rains in India says

In the study, published in the journal PNAS Tuesday, a German team of researchers reconstructed Indian summer monsoon rainfall changes over the past 130,000 years.

Rising ‘heatwaves’ in Indian Ocean could hit monsoon, says pioneering study by Pune team

Study, led by Centre for Climate Change Research at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Tuesday.

Putin’s visit to Delhi can be Advantage Modi. He just has to deepen Russia-China wedge

New Delhi’s growing proximity to the US is cause for celebration and can be used as leverage with Moscow, and vice-versa.

What India needs to do with an increasingly assertive China in the Indian Ocean

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Indian Ocean a shared asset, nations must synergise efforts to ensure safety, says Rajnath

Noting that one's threat today could be another's tomorrow, Defence Minsiter Rajnath Singh called on countries in the Indian Ocean region to improve trade & naval cooperation.

Budget again shows Navy is India’s forgotten Service. While China marches to 2049 mega plan

Budget 2021-22 has again put the Navy on the sidelines of Indian defence planning and strategy. While China has its plans clear.

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.