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The first scientific expedition to the depths of the Indian Ocean southwest of Java has returned with some amazing treasure: at least 11 unusual deep-sea ... "This is a part of the Indian Ocean that has never been sampled for deep-sea animals so we really didn't know what to find," Peter Ng, head of the Lee ...
IAF carries out massive exercise over Indian Ocean region, tests capability of front line fighter jets ... war fighting concepts on both the Western and Eastern seaboards, adding the drill is also aimed at containing any "misadventure" by any adversary in India's area of interest in the Indian Ocean Region.

"Warm welcome" said a tweet by the Indian Navy while greeting (read trolling) China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), which had entered the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Demonstrating its vast presence in the Indian Ocean Region, the Indian Navy even posted photographs of the Anti-Piracy Escort ...
By Iain Marlow Each year roughly 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Almost none of them stop to unload cargo. The eight-year-old Hambantota port -- with almost no container traffic and trampled fences that ...
NEW DELHI: Indian Navy's Malacca Strait deployment which started in June last year has spotted three Chinese naval ships entering the Indian Ocean Region from Ombai Wetar in Indonesia, officials said today. The Chinese ships are on an anti-piracy duty and were heading to the Gulf of Aden.
Indian Ocean Region over the past half a decade has faced many unpredicted natural disasters in the form of earthquakes, cyclones and flooding resulting in the death of hundreds of thousands of individuals. Given the proximity of South Asian and South East Asian states to the Indian Ocean, a better ...

With a length of 158.40 metres and approximately 16,400-ton design displacement, the PNS MOAWIN left the Karachi port under its own power, and under the command of the Commanding Officer, exited the harbour and channel and entered the Indian Ocean on March 31. Ship crew, shipyard personnel, ...
"We hope to identify further areas of critical seagrass habitat in the Indian Ocean with forthcoming turtle satellite tracking research." Dr Richard Unsworth, from Swansea University's Biosciences department, said: "Seagrasses struggle to live in deep waters due to their need for high light, but in these crystal ...
Beijing claims the South China Sea as China's own. But it completely rejects any notion that the Indian Ocean should be treated either as India's ocean or as an Indian preserve. The implications of these inconsistent positions may become increasingly important in the China–India relationship, and have ...
South Asian cinema has long been associated with Bollywood – the world's most profitable studio machine, churning out close to 2,000 films per year. Yet Austin's own Indie Meme Film Festival seeks to expand beyond the horizons of the traditional bombastic fare, by programming bold independent ...
Far from shore, the ocean floor is more than an unbroken swath of sand and mud: It can be blanketed with lush, green carpets of seagrass. These wavy expanses are biodiversity hotspots and have significant ecological benefits, but because so little of the ocean has been surveyed and mapped, scientists ...
And Then We Swam (35 min., U.K.) Rowing rookies Ben Stenning and James Adair decide to row across the Indian Ocean. The 3,500-mile journey from Australia to Mauritius grows daunting after 116 days on the ocean, when a huge wave capsizes their boat. The film tour takes place Friday, April 20, ...
“From GULFDEP to MALDEP”, said a senior Indian naval officer, “we have got the Indian Ocean covered”. He was referring to the Indian Navy's new operations plan of “mission-ready deployments” of keeping all chokepoints in the Indian Ocean under constant surveillance. From 10 months after the navy ...
But on Mayotte, a small French island in the Indian Ocean with a population of 256,500, the share is more than half. Immigration has led to violent protests and a general strike, bringing the island to a standstill since February. Locals have begun rounding up suspected illegal immigrants, and the island is ...
“From GULFDEP to MALDEP”, said a senior Indian naval officer, “we have got the Indian Ocean covered”. He was referring to the Indian Navy's new operations plan of “mission-ready deployments” of keeping all chokepoints in the Indian Ocean under constant surveillance. From 10 months after the navy ...
At it strongest, the storm attained maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour as it swirled off the northwestern coast of Australia on Wednesday. As I'm writing this on Thursday (Friday morning in Australia), Marcus has settled down to 120 mph, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
I'm on Reunion, a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, and our half-hour flight is the perfect introduction to this mountainous island. Often overshadowed by its beach-ringed neighbour Mauritius, Reunion is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, and combining both islands in one holiday means I get to ...

According to the map, the storm will arise from the Indian Ocean and hits the Coastal region and other parts of Kenya. Peter Ambenje, the Director of the Meteorological Departments, disputed this report but said there will be heavy rainfall. "Take the focus from us. The likelihood of a storm is zero ... when you ...
A man allegedly caught speeding at 199km/h on a notorious stretch of Indian Ocean Drive today has been slapped with a reckless driving charge. Leeman police stopped the 42-year-old in a 110km/h zone about 5km south of Green Head soon after 10am. His BMW sedan was impounded for 28 days and ...
He was addressing a gathering of Indian diaspora here at the reception hosted in his honour by the High Commissioner of India in Mauritius. "The Indian Ocean">Indian Ocean has connected us in many ways. It has been a uniting force for us. A stable and peaceful Indian Ocean">Indian Ocean is in the ...
Mamoudzou (France) (AFP) - The French Indian Ocean territory of Mayotte has been in turmoil since mid-February, with residents angry over an influx of illegal migrants from neighbouring islands. Here are some things to know about the territory. - Close to the destitute Comoros -. Mayotte is geographically ...
I'm on Reunion, a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, and our half-hour flight is the perfect introduction to this mountainous island. Often overshadowed by its beach-ringed neighbour Mauritius, Reunion is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, and combining both islands in one holiday means I get to ...
The French government attempted Monday to end weeks of unrest on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte, with a visiting minister promising action against insecurity and an influx of migrants from neighbouring African islands that has severely strained public services. Mayotte, an island of 250,000 ...
The government will establish a large marine protected area within the archipelago in the Indian Ocean which is 210,000 km², nearly 15% of Seychelles' exclusive economic zone. The reserve is part of the blue economy concept, in which Seychelles plans to develop its economy. This can only be effective ...
media Minister for overseas territories Annick Girardin talks to protesters on 12 March 2018 on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. Ornella Lamberti/AFP. The French government attempted on Monday to end weeks of unrest on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. The people of the island are ...
This sprawling villa features lush tropical gardens, 60 meters of pristine beach frontage and great views of the Indian Ocean. “Of the Kenyan beach locations, Diani is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world,” said Knight Frank's Anthony Havelock. It offers “flawless beaches, a coral reef with ...
New Delhi: In a big move towards closer maritime cooperation, India and France signed an agreement to access each other's military facilities, which could potentially improve the reach and deployment of Indian naval forces in southern Indian ocean. Fourteen agreements were signed on the first ...
NEW DELHI — India and France pledged Saturday to work together to ensure freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean and signed an agreement to expedite construction of a major nuclear power plant in India by a French company. After talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in New Delhi, ...
NEW, DELHI/COLOMBO – A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts. India has ...
The picture shows the much-in-love couple sharing a kiss. Aashka captioned it: “@ibrentgoble When we sail through the Indian Ocean, @kissmetherediary !! #travel #indianocean #andaman #andamansea #andamanislands #kissmethere #kissmetherediary #havelock #neilialand #islands #islandhopping ...
Macron visit: Chinese ambition in the Indian Ocean region is bringing France and India closer. During French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to India, defence cooperation will just be one of the many substantive issues on the table. analysis Updated: Mar 08, 2018 16:48 IST. Vaiju Naravane. Prime Minister Narendra ...
“We need to do is to see the Indian Ocean not as an ocean that separates us but rather as a bridge to bring us closer,” said Wirajuda. Seychelles has an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 1.37 million square kilometres which makes surveillance difficult. “Your vice president mentioned the difficulties to ...
The Chinese unmanned submersible Qianlong-2 has been descending to new depths in the Indian Ocean, wrapping up five dives during its journey on the second section of the country's 49th ocean expedition. The AUV is capable of diving to 4,500 meters below the surface. Qianlong, meaning “diving ...
The Diplomat's editors discuss Indian Ocean geopolitics, including the Maldives crisis and the significance of Duqm. ... The Diplomat's Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) and Prashanth Parameswaran (@TheAsianist) discuss recent developments in the Indian Ocean region, including the political crisis in the Maldives ...
China and India are competing for regional supremacy in the Indian Ocean as they look establish a stronger military and economic presence in bordering countries. In response to Beijing's overseas military base in Djibouti, New Delhi has sought to access facilities in the Seychelles, Oman and Singapore.
The strategic environment in the Indian Ocean is changing fast. In the last few years we have seen growing strategic rivalry between major powers such as China and India as they expand their roles in the region. We are now also seeing new players competing to build their own areas of influence and ...
It seems that we are in the middle of a base race across the Indian Ocean. The latest move, reported on Tuesday, involves an agreement to give India access to naval facilities in Oman, close to the Strait of Hormuz. This may be the first step towards a greater Indian naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
But there is a larger geopolitical premonition that could be anticipated from the recent crisis in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives, one that points to the immediacy with which China and India are approaching towards a conflict in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). At the heart of this potential conflict lies ...
Eight thousand kilometres from Paris, a disputed part of France provides an unlikely Indian Ocean setting for a crisis that turns Europe's immigration issues upside down. Mayotte, an overwhelmingly Muslim island midway between the northern coasts of Madagascar and Mozambique, has been in turmoil for ...
President Ram Nath Kovind is visiting Mauritius and Madagascar, two key island nations in the Indian Ocean region. During this visit, India has announced a new $100 million line of credit for defence procurement by Mauritius, in addition to a multi-purpose offshore patrol vessel (MPOPV) to build its ...
No wonder then that this strip of coastline on the Indian Ocean is fast becoming one of the countries most popular destinations. I flew from London to Nairobi with Kenya Airways, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The flight was extremely comfortable, the on-flight food was excellent, and, after a ...
A ghost island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Ross Island, an abandoned British settlement in the remote Andaman archipelago, is being taken over by its rightful owner: nature. By Neelima Vallangi. 8 March 2018. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Reddit · Share on WhatsApp · Share on Google+.
As India prepares to host 16-17 navies for the Milan multi-lateral naval conclave at the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago in early-March, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba tells Rajat Pandit that his force is closely tracking the increasing Chinese naval presence in Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and is well ...
The US Navy Hospital Ship Mercy departed Naval Station San Diego for the 13th annual Pacific Partnership mission, a multilateral disaster response preparedness mission held in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The USNS Mercy will be joined by the USNS Fall River as they work together with participating ...
The Japanese government has decided to get more heavily involved in supporting the maritime security capabilities of countries facing the Indian Ocean, starting with Djibouti and Sri Lanka, a government source said Friday. The move is part of the "free and open Indo-Pacific" strategy pursued by the ...
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 crisis in the immediate future, possibly resulting in ...
Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from Mauritius, the Maldives and Sri Lanka ...
With Maldivian crisis in backdrop, reports of a military drill by People's Liberation Army of China in the Eastern Indian Ocean early this week raised an alarm in India. A Chinese website, Sina.com.cn was quoted in several news reports saying that PLA Navy conducted a military drill in the Indian Ocean.
Amid all this, a recent Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) foray into the Eastern Indian Ocean has gained some attention, particularly in the Indian press. A Chinese surface action group, comprising a Type 071 amphibious transport ship and four other vessels, including destroyers and a supply ...
The Seychelles has created protected areas "the size of Great Britain" in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some of its national debt paid off, the island nation has agreed to protect 210,000 sq km (81,000 sq miles) of ocean. The reserves will limit tourism and fishing activities in the Seychelles to halt ...


 

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