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Indian Ocean Region: What India does, China now wants to do better
Jan 19, 2022

Indian Ocean Region: What India does, China now wants to do better

The recent visit made by the Chinese Foreign Minister to Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Comoros showcases its renewed interest in the Indian Ocean Region

#Indian Ocean region: दक्षिण एशिया और हिंद महासागर क्षेत्र में चीन को मिल रही हैं चुनौतियां
Jun 01, 2022

#Indian Ocean region: दक्षिण एशिया और हिंद महासागर क्षेत्र में चीन को मिल रही हैं चुनौतियां

जिस तरह इस क्षेत्र में तेज़ी से परिस्थितियां बदल रही हैं �

#Indian Ocean Region: हिंद महासागर के क्षेत्र में सुरक्षा नेटवर्क की तरफ़ बढ़ते क़दम
Jul 30, 2023

#Indian Ocean Region: हिंद महासागर के क्षेत्र में सुरक्षा नेटवर्क की तरफ़ बढ़ते क़दम

सुरक्षा प्रदान करने के मामले में ‘कोलंबो सुरक्षा कॉन्क्�

#Indian Ocean Region: हिंद महासागर के क्षेत्र में सुरक्षा नेटवर्क की तरफ़ बढ़ते क़दम
Mar 15, 2022

#Indian Ocean Region: हिंद महासागर के क्षेत्र में सुरक्षा नेटवर्क की तरफ़ बढ़ते क़दम

सुरक्षा प्रदान करने के मामले में ‘कोलंबो सुरक्षा कॉन्क्�

Beijing’s growing forays: The first China-Indian Ocean Region Forum
Dec 03, 2022

Beijing’s growing forays: The first China-Indian Ocean Region Forum

Is the newly instated China’s Indian Ocean Region Forum a sign of China’s growing desire for a larger presence in the region?

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?
Mar 11, 2019

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?

The Western Indian Ocean region’s geographical proximity and its rich natural resources, provides India with a great opportunity to increase its mar

Developing a regional Single Window System in the Indian Ocean Region
Jun 02, 2023

Developing a regional Single Window System in the Indian Ocean Region

India and Australia can support the development of a Single Window System in fellow Indian Ocean Region states for trade facilitation at the regional

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region
Mar 11, 2024

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region

New infrastructure built by India in Mauritius demonstrates New Delhi’s commitment to cementing its security presence in the IOR.

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States
Jul 21, 2023

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States

In recent years, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region have emerged as vital security and developmental partners in the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)—thereby gaining prominence in India’s foreign policy priorities. This paper examines India’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with the SIDS of the SWIO region, and argues that India should consider the concerns of the

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region intensifies
Oct 16, 2020

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region intensifies

As competition intensifies in the Indian Ocean Region, India loses touch with Sri Lanka and solidifies relations with the Maldives.

The Indian Ocean Region needs a stable and secure Sri Lanka
Apr 06, 2022

The Indian Ocean Region needs a stable and secure Sri Lanka

How does Sri Lanka’s political and economic turmoil affect the Indian Ocean Region?

An evolving IOR and dilemmas in Sri Lanka’s security calculus
Jul 02, 2024

An evolving IOR and dilemmas in Sri Lanka’s security calculus

While Sri Lanka is pushing for domestic reforms and defence capacities to counter the emerging threats in the IOR, its strategic location subjects it

Australia, India, Indonesia: A Trilateral Dialogue on Indian Ocean
Sep 17, 2013

Australia, India, Indonesia: A Trilateral Dialogue on Indian Ocean

Ashok Malik sets the agenda for the upcoming Indian Ocean Region - Association for Regional Cooperation Dialogue, steered by the three nations.

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests
Sep 23, 2021

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests

New Delhi and Canberra have had to bear the brunt of increasingly belligerent Chinese behavior in the Indo-Pacific, pushing their bilateral relationship to new heights.

Binding Vietnam and India: Joint energy exploration in South China Sea
Dec 17, 2013

Binding Vietnam and India: Joint energy exploration in South China Sea

It is not difficult to imagine that the Chinese will be uncomfortable with the current scenario. China is against any "outside power" being involved in the South China Sea, though its own forces are regularly operating in the Indian Ocean region.

China feels the heat in South Asia and IOR
May 24, 2022

China feels the heat in South Asia and IOR

China needs to strategically reconsider its calculations in South Asia amidst the ongoing shift in the region.

China on mind, US reboots its priorities
Jun 08, 2021

China on mind, US reboots its priorities

As the gap between its power and that of China grows, India needs the US to balance China in the South Asia-Indian Ocean Region. The Indian contribution, military or economic, towards a strong American Indo-Pacific strategy appears more nebulous. This is an asymmetry which cannot but have real-life consequences. India should not assume that antipathy to China alone will be the over-riding factor in the US global policy.

China's worrying activities in the IOR
Mar 24, 2017

China's worrying activities in the IOR

China, owning reclaimed land at Colombo, is a worrying development in the Indian Ocean Region.

China’s naval expansion and the challenges for India
Sep 29, 2021

China’s naval expansion and the challenges for India

The Indo-Pacific concept might have little currency in Beijing, but the Chinese Navy is at a point where not just the Western Pacific, but even the In

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa
Jan 19, 2017

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa

This paper trains the spotlight on India’s relations with Africa by studying the country’s relations with two east African countries – Tanzania and Kenya, and two south African countries – Mozambique and South Africa. The paper opens with a description of the trade, investment, and development cooperation links between India and these countries. An assessment follows of three key areas in these bilateral relationships: energy, food securi

Delaying elections will only strengthen radicals and endanger Indian Ocean: Nasheed
Apr 18, 2012

Delaying elections will only strengthen radicals and endanger Indian Ocean: Nasheed

If Maldives becomes the biggest radical Islamic cell using the present political situation in the country, it would affect every nation in the Indian Ocean region as a huge part of trade in the Indian Ocean passes through the Maldives, according to former President Mr. Muhamed Nasheed.

India must be a regional power to realise its aspiration of becoming a global power
Sep 30, 2019

India must be a regional power to realise its aspiration of becoming a global power

The two most-important objectives of foreign policy is ‘security’ — both external and internal — and ‘economy’.

India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit
May 18, 2017

India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit

India should know that the OBOR scheme is not about CPEC and Pakistan; but in fact its primary goal is to integrate the rich European economy with that of China’s.

India ties ‘solid rock’, says Maldives Foreign Minister
May 18, 2019

India ties ‘solid rock’, says Maldives Foreign Minister

The Maldives preferres a multilateral regional approach to ensuring security in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) that is collaborative, rules-based and inclusive.

India's Reluctance on Multilateral Naval Exercises
Jul 29, 2015

India's Reluctance on Multilateral Naval Exercises

Given the centrality of the Indian Ocean to its national security, it is time for India to leverage existing and emerging multilateral platforms to engage deeply with partner countries and take on a greater leadership role in the Indian Ocean Region.

India's stakes in Maldives' power struggle
Mar 24, 2015

India's stakes in Maldives' power struggle

With Narendra Modi pursuing a very active Indian Ocean region diplomacy, Maldives cannot be kept away from his outreach programme. Maldives is key to our strategic interests in the Indian Ocean and any instability or discord in its internal affairs would have a bearing on our security.

India-China power play gets new life in Maldives
Oct 07, 2023

India-China power play gets new life in Maldives

The victory of a pro-China government in the Maldives offers Beijing an opportunity to restore its influence in the Indian Ocean region

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy
May 14, 2021

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy

France has emerged as one of India’s closest strategic partners and the relationship is likely to bloom further in the coming years.

India-France Trilaterals in the Indo-Pacific: Imperatives, Interests, Initiatives
Nov 04, 2023

India-France Trilaterals in the Indo-Pacific: Imperatives, Interests, Initiatives

By broadening the scope of bilateral cooperation from the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to encompass the entire Indo-Pacific region, the India-France Indo-Pacific Roadmap, released in July 2023, underscores the importance of moving beyond the traditional self-centred approach to foster a more outward-looking dynamic with key regional partners. The cooperative trilateral mechanisms established by India and France in 2020 (India-France-Australia) and i

Indian Ocean Seabed Defence: Lessons from Europe
Sep 11, 2023

Indian Ocean Seabed Defence: Lessons from Europe

Contemporary seabed warfare in Europe should be viewed as a warning for Indian Ocean littoral states, especially sophisticated regional maritime powers such as India and Australia. The Ukraine–Russia conflict has brought seabed warfare to the fore, as seabed critical infrastructure is once again the target of international conflict. This brief surveys European seabed warfare developments since 2021, how various European actors are responding, a

India’s Indian Ocean challenge
May 04, 2018

India’s Indian Ocean challenge

China and India compete for influence, nation by nation, throughout the Indian Ocean region

India’s Maritime Agenda Pivots to Western Indian Ocean
Aug 16, 2023

India’s Maritime Agenda Pivots to Western Indian Ocean

The Western Indian Ocean Region (WIOR) is linked to India in several ways, yet it remains conspicuous in its absence from India’s foreign policy discourse. This lack of attention is now beginning to reverse as external players stake their geopolitical claims in the region. India has responded by reorienting its own nautical outlook towards WIOR and building friendly relationships with African countries that straddle the region. This bri

India’s national security challenge
Jul 03, 2019

India’s national security challenge

India’s national security landscape, if not irretrievably perilous, is stressed and susceptible to conflict with its neighbouring rivals.

Is India 'indifferent' to Indian Ocean neighbourhood?
Dec 16, 2016

Is India 'indifferent' to Indian Ocean neighbourhood?

India has not turned a blind eye to the developments in its neighbourhood, nor has it stopped participating in events over there.

Jaishankar reaches out to Delhi’s Indian Ocean Partners
Feb 26, 2021

Jaishankar reaches out to Delhi’s Indian Ocean Partners

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar paid recent visits to the Maldives and Mauritius.

La Pérouse - Quad naval exercise and India’s strategic partnership with France
Apr 04, 2021

La Pérouse - Quad naval exercise and India’s strategic partnership with France

The advantages of India’s early prudence on cultivating multiple “strategic alignments” in the Indo-Pacific, are apparent with French proactiven