Starting April, Indian Navy to induct four more P8I reconnaissance aircraft
According to officials, from April the navy will begin inducting four P8I aircraft worth $1.1 billion, orders for which were placed in 2016. This procurement is under an option clause as part of the earlier procurement of 8 P8Is between 2013 and 2015 worth $2.1 billion.
India gears up for mega multilateral naval exercise 'Milan'
The Indian Navy prepares itself for the biggest multilateral naval exercise, Mila...
Alarm over Chinese research ships in Indian Ocean Region
The presence of research vessels have raised security concerns as experts believe th...
India closely monitors PLA Navy supported Chinese fishing fleet in Indian Ocean
The movement of the Chinese vessels and the warships travelling along with them was tracked by the Indian Navy warships and aircraft deployed in that region, Indian Navy sources told ANI. The Chinese distant-water fishing fleet was moving towards Morocco as part of their expedition to fish far away from their shores, they said.
Maldives on same page with India on Indian Ocean stability: FM Abdullah
When asked about achievements of the Solih government over the past 14 months the Minister explained that the Maldives has reclaimed democracy, peace and happiness over the past year.
BrahMos equipped Sukhoi-30 MKI to keep eye on China, Indian Ocean
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan 20 (ANI): Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bha...
Chinese Navy in Indian Ocean: There have been instances when we had to tell them to go back, says Indian Navy Chief
"We have placed our ships in mission-based deployments so that we get an idea what are the activities, not only of China but of all other countries, so that if there is anything that impinges on our national interest or sovereignty, we will have to act," Navy chief said.
Eye on China, South gets 1st Sukhoi squad with BrahMos
India now has a new lethal weapons platform to keep a ‘strategic eye’ over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), especially the Bay of Bengal, as well as carry out ‘long-range precision strikes’ against hostile aircraft carriers or other high-value targets by day and night in all-weather conditions in the region.
As China expands presence, India seeks to catch up in western Indian Ocean
This followed MEA's decision earlier this month to bring the countries in the region under one umbrella, namely the Indian Ocean Region Division which handles Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. This division will now also deal with Madagascar, Comoros and the French Reunion in the western Indian Ocean.
Conveyed our concerns to India on 'Quad' on multiple occasions: Russian Ambassador
Russian Ambassador said Moscow was "concerned and apprehensive" over the Indo-Pacific strategy of the US as it has completely ignored existence of Russia and China while pushing forward its agenda for the strategically key region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had also criticised the US-led Indo-Pacific initiative , calling it a "divisive approach."
India’s Article 370 decision an internal affair: Maldives foreign minister
“We believe that it was purely an internal matter...which was conducted within the purview of the Indian Constitution. No outside power should have any role in this process,” said Maldives foreign minister Abdullah Shahid. Maldives was the first country to support India’s decision on Article 370.
Rajnath Singh to inaugurate induction of Sukhoi fighter jet Su-30 squadron
At a press meet here, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari said this would be the second frontline fighter squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be based in South. The induction ceremony would take place on January 20 and the fighters would have the most potent platform capable of long reach and multi-role capabilities, he said.
India’s Rs 1.2 lakh crore nuclear submarine project closer to realisation
Nuclear attack submarines will give India a significant strike and area denial capability in the region.
Congress seeks Pentagon briefing on India US cooperation in Western Indian Ocean
The conference report on National Defense Authorisation Act or NDAA 2020 identified five topics to be covered in the briefing, including a description of military activities of the United States and India, separately, in the Western Indian Ocean, and a description of military cooperation activities between the two countries in the Western Indian Ocean.
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