Tag: Indian Ocean

Myanmar establishes its coast guard with four vessels

Myanmar has inaugurated its first coastguard service. The agency was inaugurated on 6 October at Thilawa Port in Yangon. Brigadier General Ko Ko Kyaw has been appointed as the service's director-general. The Myanmar Coast...

After a historic start by India, the US and China clash over maritime security

As India initiated the first-ever standalone discussion on ‘Maritime Security’ in the United Nations Security Council on Monday, the US and China took on each other over the issue of freedom of...

Why India needs a fleet of aircraft carriers to save the Indian Ocean

An aircraft carrier is a symbol of prestige and power for the navies across the world and is not a mere big vessel that engages in warfare. With territorial disputes growing worldwide,...

Indian Navy sending 4 ship task force to South China Sea

India is sending its warships to the South China Sea even as its soldiers remain engaged in a stand-off with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army along the disputed boundary between the two...

Non-traditional threats rise in the Indian Ocean, is the Navy ready to counter them?

The shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) are vital for global trade and commerce. These lanes are traversed by thousands of ships every month. Along with regular commercial shipping, the...

China has started a trade war against Australia by curtailing LNG import

At least two of China’s smaller liquefied natural gas importers have been told to avoid buying new cargoes from Australia, a further example of the impact on trade from souring ties between...

5 years on Secret Service, Indian Arihant Class submarines remains in hiding

Few submarines are less photographed than India’s two Arihant Class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The lead boat, INS Arihant (S2), was commissioned in 2016 and a second boat, INS Arighat (S3) is...

The US says China has been more assertive since last few years

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday that China had recently acted "more aggressively abroad" and was behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." Asked by CBS News'...
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