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'New Cold War' brewing in Indian Ocean, says expert
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'New Cold War' brewing in Indian Ocean, says expert

Washington D C [United States], Feb. 23 (ANI): One of Australia's leading academic experts on strategy and security in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region and others have said that ongoing political crisis in The Maldives could provoke an even larger ... Sify, 1 month ago

No Chinese warship near Maldive waters: Govt sources

No Chinese warship has been deployed close to the waters of the Maldives since political turmoil broke out in the island-nation, and India continues to have a significant presence in critical sea lanes in the Indian Ocean region, government sources today said.           They, however, said a Chinese destroyer and a frigate had crossed into the Eastern Indian Ocean through the Sunda Strait and exited the Indian Ocean through the Lombok Strait while heading towards ...
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Does Modi rule out war?

'The only credible explanation for the niggardly approach to defence expenditure must be that the government does not expect a war.''But wars can happen when you don't expect them, and re-arming at the last minute is not possible,' says T N Ninan. IMAGE: Indian soldiers on a search operation near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the abiding mysteries about the Narendra D Modi government is the way in which it has ignored the emerging contours of the country's external security ...
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Is defence hike enough to modernise armed forces?

'Given the importance of equipment modernisation, the overall defence budget should rise at least at the same pace as salaries and pensions, so that equipment modernisation is not hit,' observes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Bridge Layer Tank T-72 displayed during the Republic Day parade, January 26, 2018. Photograph: @adgpi/Twitter The defence budget, which the Union government presented on Thursday, February 1, underlines serious issues around the structure of the army, navy and air force and the ...
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Diplomatic Enclave: Maritime Security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid emphasis on maritime security and cooperation, especially in the Indian Ocean region as part of India’s foreign policy priorities in the immediate and extended neighbourhood. It was also chosen as the theme for the ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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Don't judge China with a fossilised mindset

'There is no Buddha or Gandhi among countries, existing for the service of others; they all exist for the good of themselves.''For each country, its own interests should be paramount, and it is futile and churlish to expect China to be an exception to this rule,' says B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant and long-time China-watcher. People's Liberation Army soldiers at a drill in Beijing. Photograph: Peter Kujundzic/Reuters Ever since China rediscovered itself after the first few ...
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