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India, Singapore favour multilateral naval drill with Asean

India and Singapore on Wednesday favoured having a naval exercise in an area between the Andaman Sea and Malacca Strait with the participation of more South Asian nations - a move that may upset China. "Both countries want to see more participation and more ... Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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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 ...
 Sify1 day 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 Chronicle3 weeks 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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Why India is the pivotal nation of Asia

'If Asia is the east, then it is India that is the true middle of the East,' argues M J Akbar, journalist, thinker and now minister. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, centre, at the dinner to mark 50 years of ASEAN, November 12, 2017. Photograph: @narendramodi/Twitter Maps are surely the most dynamic, as well as the most problematic, facts of history and geography; they can become a representation of both ...
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Is China's military eyeing bases in Pakistan?

[China], Jan. 09 (ANI): Recently reports have surfaced that China is building a second overseas naval base, one in Pakistan. However, it is important to distinguish fact from knee-jerk speculation, especially when so far there is a paucity of hard evidence to ...
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India must stop ignoring the Andamans

'The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an asset that any country aspiring to become a major power would give anything to own.''It is disappointing that India has not capitalised on this potential,' says Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd).   In the last few days, the armed forces have carried out a tri-lateral joint exercise off the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands. Such exercises, structured to 'defend' this part of India, are not new, having been carried out over several decades. What has ...
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