China has long seen Myanmar and Pakistan as gateways to the Indian Ocean.
It is not easy to recall the last time when an Indian Prime Minister articulated India’s objectives and policy for the Indian Ocean.
It is the first visit by a leader from Beijing since the former British protectorate gained independence in 1965.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is talking up the importance of building sea ports along India’s coastline, China is focused on developing maritime infrastructure far beyond its own shores, whether greenfield ports in the Indian Ocean or the modernisation of the Panama Canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. After constructing new ports in Gwadar […]
Transponders allow agencies like the Coast Guard to monitor location of vessels across Indian Ocean.
China is seeking a permanent presence in the Indian Ocean through a “string of pearls”, or a network of bases, has been debated for a while.
JACC said an Australian contracted survey vessel will also be involved in conducting the bathymetric survey, and will arrive in the search area in June.
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With half of its original line-up gone, Indian Ocean’s new album Tandanu reflects changes even as it retains links to its past.
The result is a spirited and evolved record, which is packed with goodness and freshness.
The discussions in Trilateral talks in Australia would be focused on how the search mission for MH370 should proceed.
The focused underwater search area is defined as a circle of 10km-radius around the second Towed Pinger Locator detection which occurred on April 8.
The assistance would come solely from Malaysia Airlines (MAS), with the Government only stepping in to bear some of the costs if there is a need for it.
The Bluefin-21 submersible is mapping the area of the sea bed within a 10 km radius of where acoustic signals were detected believed to be from the plane’s flight recorder.
A mini-submarine deployed to find the crashed Malaysian jet has touched record depths in the Indian Ocean beyond its operating limits.