INDIAN OCEAN REGION
Indian, French navies to carry out joint patrolling in Indian Ocean Region
Vice admiral Didier Maleterre, who is Joint Commander of the French forces deployed in the Indian Ocean region, also said that the two navies will ink an agreement early next year which will provide for sharing of classified information. On the proposed joint patrol, he said Indian Navy is expected to deploy its P8I maritime surveillance aircraft for it.
Indian Ocean island Mayotte on cyclone alert
The storm was expected to make landfall around 7:00 pm local time (1600 GMT), and island authori...
India's voice consequential in regional order building in Indo-Pacific region
India’s voice will be particularly consequential in regional or...
India gifts patrol vessel to Maldives as net security provider of region
The brand-new vessel will be manned by eight Maldives personnel trained in India and will be an asset for the Maldives in enhancing its maritime security, fostering its blue economy and safeguarding its tourism industry. India is a key supplier of defence equipment to the Maldives and also trains its military personnel.
Protests erupt in northeast as region braces for bandh after Shah tables CAB in Parliament
The 48-hour Assam bandh called by the All Moran Students' Union (AMSU) to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and seek Scheduled Tribe status for six communities affected normal life in several parts of the state on Monday.
Snooping by Chinese naval ships increased in Indian Ocean: Navy officer
Naval Officer-in-charge, Bengal Area, Commodore Suprobho De said the Indian Ocean has some choke points which help the Navy in keeping an eye on the activities in the region, including the Bay of Bengal.
LS passes bill for stringent punishment to those possessing illegal arms, indulging in celebratory gunfire
Piloted by Home Minister Amit Shah, the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 also ensures that those using firearms in a rash or negligent manner in celebratory gunfire, endangering human life or personal safety of others, shall be punishable with an imprisonment to two years or with fine which may extend to Rs one lakh or with both.
India's efforts for SAARC collaboration repeatedly challenged with acts of terror: PM Modi
In a letter to the SAARC secretariat on the 35th anniversary of the grouping's founding, the prime minister Narendra Modi said that all countries in the region should take effective steps to defeat the scourge of terrorism and the forces which support it. Such efforts, he, said would generate greater trust and confidence to build a stronger SAARC.
India committed to partnering with Maldives for its development: Narendra Modi
The prime minister said that "as a close friend and maritime member, India is committed to partnering with the Maldives for democracy and development".
China not invited to major naval exercise Milan, not ‘like minded’: Indian Navy
While the armies of India and China will be carrying out the ‘Hand in Hand’ exercise in Umroi, Meghalaya this month, the situation is different in the maritime domain. China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean is what makes the Indian Navy wary about letting it participate in joint exercises. The Indian Navy has been watchful of the Chinese presence since 2008.
Navy requests government for additional funds, cuts 200-ship requirement
The navy has reworked its plan of having 200 warships by 2027, in view of its fund crunch. Navy Chief Admiral said that the navy’s share of the defence budget has decreased to 13 percent this financial year from 18 percent in 2012. Another senior official said that the navy has approached all forums of the government for getting additional funds.
Navy Chief Admiral Singh flags concern over decline in funds allocation to Navy
The Navy Chief said the first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) will be fully operational by 2022 and it will have a fleet of MiG-29K aircraft. He said the second IAC will be 65,000 ton CATOBAR aircraft carrier with electric propulsion and that Navy will shortly approach the government seeking approval for the project.
UDAN 4.0: 30 airports, airstrips up for bidding in North East region
The fourth round of bidding under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) or regional air connectivity scheme commenced on December 3. UDAN seeks to connect unserved and underserved airports as well as make flying more affordable.
View: Indian exporters in need of export subsidy scheme to compete with global players
Based on a complaint by the US, a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel has determined that India’s export subsidies are inconsistent with WTO requirements. India has appealed against the decision.
4,000 passports delivered across Jammu, Kashmir region post Aug 5: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"There was no suspension of postal services in Kashmir post August 5, 2019" and rather India Post has done a commendable job including delivery of 4,000 passports, Prasad said during Question Hour in the Upper House.
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