Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicIndian Ocean

Topic: Indian Ocean

Days before India’s missile test, Chinese spy ship enters Indian Ocean

India’s missile test is likely to be fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha between 10 and 11 November.

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.

Why Maldives’ Nasheed vs Solih is trouble. Delhi doesn’t want to rock the boat in Indian Ocean

Delhi knows China’s favourite politician in Maldives will benefit if the political chaos spreads. Keeping the Indian Ocean democratic is a priority.

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.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.