Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicIndian Ocean

Topic: Indian Ocean

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.

Last month was hottest September globally in recorded history

This is an alarming indication of the ongoing climate emergency wherein human emissions are causing global temperatures to rise, say scientists.

India sees debt diplomacy at play in China-backed Thai canal, finds talk of gains exaggerated

The Kra canal project envisages a canal cutting across Thailand, and connecting the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea. It seeks to offer an alternative route to busy Malacca Strait.  

With India-US badly coordinated in Indian Ocean, China-Iran naval ties now a fresh concern

The prospect of a comprehensive military and trade partnership between Iran and China is a concern for India. Beijing plans to invest $400 billion in Iran.

India executed manoeuvre warfare in 1971. It has answers to China’s LAC misadventures too

Contrary to conventional wisdom of a dominating Chinese Navy, the reality suggests that for Beijing, South China Sea is primary focus and not the Indian Ocean.

India has a bigger worry than LAC. China now expanding military footprint in Indian Ocean

The Navy needs a strategy of distant power projection. By employing a plan for sustained presence in the Western Pacific, New Delhi can show its resolve to Beijing.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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