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First-ever Indian cargo ferry to Maldives opens new connectivity &

New Delhi: The first ever Indian cargo vessel (MCP Linz) operated by the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) reached northern Maldivian town of Kulhudhufushi on Saturday launching a new phase in connectivity in the Southern Indian Ocean Region. Despite a lockdown imposed at Kulhudhufushi, the vessel was received with fanfare and the virtual event – […]Read More

India, France decide to expand cooperation in Indian Ocean Region

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly on Thursday held extensive talks during which they vowed to step up cooperation in the Indian Ocean, a region which is witnessing rising Chinese military posturing. It is learnt that Singh also apprised Parly on India’s four-month-long border row with China in eastern […]Read More

Thailand delays plan to buy Chinese submarines; presents alternate to

NEW DELHI: India’s maritime neighbour Thailand is quietly but steadily pushing back against China by delaying plans to buy two Chinese submarines and expressing interest to replace Chinese proposal to build a canal in Bay of Bengal with its own project, a decision that could be welcomed in Delhi. On Monday Thailand delayed its $ […]Read More

India unlikely to participate in mega war game in Russia

India is unlikely to send a tri-services military contingent to take part in a multilateral war game in Russia next month which is to be participated by China and Pakistan, government sources said on Saturday. Last week India had conveyed to Russia that it will participate in the strategic command-post exercise to be held in […]Read More

Amid India-China standoff, Indo-Japan navies conduct joint training exercise

NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing Sino-Indian standoff in Ladakh, the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Forces (JMSDF) conducted a joint training exercise in the Indian Ocean. The exercise that concluded on Saturday was held in the backdrop of Japan defence minister Taro Kono expressing concern over not only China’s defence capabilities but also […]Read More

ET Analysis: Xi Jinping’s frontier forages

In China’s own domestic political-metric, this all could easily be viewed as losses set-off against gains purported elsewhere. A political calculus, premised heavily upon: manufacturing-exports-incomes-overseas forays, may now feel the constraints in upholding the political bargain and social compact with its citizenry. Source linkRead More

India continues to be first relief provider in W Indian

NEW DELHI: Ambassador Abhay Kumar handed over 600 tonnes of rice on behalf of the Govt of India to Tehindrazanarivelo Djacoba Liva, Foreign Minister of Madagascar on Thursday, brought by INS Shardul to deliver quick relief to the victims of Madagascar floods. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Shardul arrived in Madagascar at Port Antsiranana on 10th […]Read More