INDO PACIFIC OCEANS

Bill in US House seeks to strengthen America’s ties with Indo-Pacific countries, including India

14 Jul, 2021, 11.34 AM IST

The bill introduced by the Democratic Party lawmaker from Texas also seeks to promote cooperation with the US allies in the Indo-Pacific, including Japan and Australia, and major defence partners, including India and NATO allies, including the UK and France, to support a rules-based order in such a region.

Indian government likely to appoint National Maritime Security Coordinator

13 Jul, 2021, 05.38 PM IST

China’s approach to the Indo-Pacific region during the last couple of years has become a major talking point among leading global powers. India and China have also been locked in a military standoff at multiple friction points in eastern Ladakh since May last year.

Indo-Pacific reflects benefits of rebalancing: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

06 Jul, 2021, 11.55 PM IST

Indo-Pacific as a vision, whose geographical boundaries are from eastern shores of Africa to the western shores of Americas is backed by Delhi and Washington. The term is increasingly gaining currency in recent time, with many European, ASEAN and African countries backing it.

Indo-Pacific Summit organised by India pushes post pandemic economic recovery

06 Jul, 2021, 10.48 PM IST

The French Minister along with other Ministers from India’s partner countries was addressing Indo-Pacific summit organised by MEA & CII.

Britain posts liaison officer at Indian Navy’s Information Fusion Centre

22 Jun, 2021, 05.57 PM IST

The Indian Navy established the IFC-IOR in 2018 to effectively keep track of the shipping traffic as well as other critical developments in the region under a collaborative framework with like-minded countries.

India launches new trilateral with Italy and Japan for Indo-Pacific stability

18 Jun, 2021, 08.19 AM IST

The trilateral was launched through a virtual meeting involving the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the Embassies of Italy in Tokyo and New Delhi and the Japanese foreign ministry besides representatives of the three countries’ important think tanks.

India-Kenya decide to widen Indo-Pacific; counter terror partnership

14 Jun, 2021, 10.26 PM IST

The two Ministers held extensive exchanges on global and regional issues including the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region and the Horn of Africa.

Navies of India, Thailand begin three-day coordinated patrol in Andaman Sea

09 Jun, 2021, 02.34 PM IST

The two navies have been bi-annually undertaking CORPAT along their international maritime boundary line (IMBL) since 2005 with an aim to keep the vital part of the Indian Ocean safe and secure for global trade, Indian Navy Spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said.

China’s Africa outreach poses threat from Atlantic: Top United States general

06 May, 2021, 04.31 PM IST

U.S. Gen. Stephen Townsend, in an interview with AP, said Beijing is looking to establish a large navy port capable of hosting submarines or aircraft carriers on Africa’s western coast. Townsend said China has approached countries stretching from Mauritania to south of Namibia, intent on establishing a naval facility.

India, UK agree on co-production of military hardware; technology collaboration for combat aircraft

05 May, 2021, 02.28 PM IST

A 10-year roadmap unveiled at the summit for boosting overall India-UK ties mentioned broadening dialogue on “combat air collaboration to determine how the UK can support India’s ambitions for their light combat air MK2 programme”.

United States will maintain strong military presence in Indo-Pacific to prevent conflict: Joe Biden

29 Apr, 2021, 11.14 AM IST

The Indian Ocean, considered the backyard of the Indian Navy, is critical for India’s strategic interests. China has been making concerted efforts to increase its presence in the region, including Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Australia launches grant program to widen Indo-Pacific partnership with India

20 Apr, 2021, 04.17 PM IST

“This AUD 1.4 million (INR 8.12 crore) grant program is a practical initiative to advance Australia and India’s shared vision for the Indo-Pacific”, O’Farrell said on Monday while launching the program.

India a natural partner in shaping future of Indo-Pacific: Australian PM

15 Apr, 2021, 11.03 PM IST

Australia perceives India as a natural partner in shaping the future of the Indo-Pacific and the elevation of bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership has boosted cooperation in areas including critical minerals and defence, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated.

Not surprising that China operating in Indian Ocean: Indian Navy chief

15 Apr, 2021, 11.13 AM IST

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Wednesday said it is not surprising that China has been making forays into the Indian Ocean region as its energy sources, markets and resources are located to the west.

Indo-Pacific construct reflects overcoming of Cold War: EAM Jaishankar

14 Apr, 2021, 05.37 PM IST

“I would argue that in a way, the Indo-Pacific is a return to history. It reflects the more contemporary world. It is actually the overcoming of the Cold War and not reinforcing it,” Jaishankar said at the Raisina Dialogue.

France joins Indo-Pacific Ocean Initiative launched by India

14 Apr, 2021, 11.49 AM IST

India and France raised all the aspects of the bilateral strategic partnership, including the deepening of defence cooperation, intensifying exchanges in the field of space, and the EDF offer for the construction of 6 EPRs in Jaitapur, according to a statement issued by the French government.

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