Tag: Indian Ocean

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'...

China planning to base aircraft carrier at Djibouti in the Indian Ocean

BEIJING -- China has completed a pier large enough to accommodate an aircraft carrier at a naval base in the eastern African nation of Djibouti, which could potentially allow the country's navy...

Despite COVID19, Global Defence Spending rises by 2.6 percent in 2020

Global military expenditure rose by 2.6% to $1.98 trillion last year even as some defence funds were reallocated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in a...

UK Aircraft Carrier group sailing to the Indian Ocean

As a representation of the ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’ in the UK’s foreign policy, the HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier – the largest ship ever built by the Royal Navy – will sail to India,...

China uses Sri Lankan Hambantota port for transporting Nuclear Fuel, ship expelled

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday expelled an Antigua-registered ship that entered the island's territory without declaring a radioactive cargo bound for China. The country's Atomic Energy Regulatory Council said the MV...

Is China planning to build an Indian Ocean Fleet to deter India

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is now the largest navy in the world. This development, announced in the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2020 annual report on the Chinese military, appears to demonstrate a determined strategy...

200 Chinese boats intrude in Philippine waters

More than 200 Chinese fishing vessels believed to be crewed by militia have been spotted near a disputed reef off the Philippines, a government agency said, expressing "concern" over their presence. The Philippine...
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