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Vitality of US-India ties key in determining whether China succeeds in reshaping Asia: US State Department

Both leaders also shared their visions of a free and open Indo-Pacific region and the best ways to advance US-India cooperation, with like-minded partners, said the US State Department in a statement.   

US, India, Japan, Australia for ASEAN-led mechanism to promote rules-based order in Indo-Pacific

China has been trying to expand its military presence in the Indo-Pacific, which is a biogeographic region, comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea.


Ancient seawater dating back to Ice Age discovered in Indian Ocean

In a first, scientists have discovered the remnants of seawater dating back to the Ice Age, tucked inside rock formations in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

French Navy seizes 670 kg heroin in Indian Ocean

French Defence Minister Florence Parly said the "record" seizure is a blow to the financing of terrorism.

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months

Japan's growing visibility in those waters reflects concern it shares with the United States over China's military presence in a region through which trade routes pass that are vital to the Japanese and U.S. economies.

China to use Taiwan as base to isolate India, Japan: US lawmaker

China is assembling a power-projection Navy that, by the 2030s, may have the world's first totally nuclear-powered carrier battle group, Fisher said.


Eye on India? China develops underwater surveillance networks in Indian Ocean, South China Sea

Haiyi, which means "sea wings" in Chinese, has successfully completed a scientific observation in the Indian Ocean.

To check China, Navy to deploy mission-ready ships in Indian Ocean region

The Navy’s ability to deploy and sustain in tandem with the new mission-based deployment concept has now resulted in greater presence and visibility in the Indian Ocean region.

Robust ties with India must for freedom of navigation: US General Dunford

"A long-term strategic security relationship with India is critical to ensuring freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean," Dunford said during his re-confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Maldives must be mindful of India’s security in Indian Ocean: former president Mohamed Nasheed

In exile for the last two years, after he was defeated in a controversial run-off election by Yameen, Nasheed said in an interview to The Indian Express, “What is in Maldives’ interest very much depends on what is in India’s interest.”