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India concerned over rising tensions in South China Sea


July 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 17 (IANS) India was concerned with rising tensions in the South China Sea and attaches great importance to ensuring safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of ... Read more...

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Compete, cooperate or conflict with China, Tharoor ponders (With Image)


July 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India and China are two countries whose development is having and will have significant impact on the global system, but the question is whether ... Read more...

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US wants ’significant’ naval ties with India to protect sea lanes


July 4th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Recognising India's growing maritime power, the United States wants to maintain a "significant" relationship with India to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the ... Read more...

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With China on mind, India, Japan, South Korea hold trilateral


June 29th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) With China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, India, Japan and South Korea - Asia's three leading democracies - Friday held their first trilateral ... Read more...

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‘India seeks secure Asia free of terror’


June 29th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India seeks a secure Asia free from the threats of terrorism and proliferation, a senior diplomat said here Friday."We seek a peaceful and secure Asia ... Read more...

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India, US to assist Sri Lanka military


June 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 5 (IANS) India and the US have agreed to provide enhanced training facilities for military personnel from Sri Lanka, it was announced Tuesday.This followed meetings Sri Lankan Defence ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India natural leader of Indian Ocean region: Antony


May 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India Tuesday positioned itself as a natural leader of the Indian Ocean region in view of its strategic location and operational capability, even as its ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Maldives president wants to meet Manmohan (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India has pledged support to new Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed who spoke with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on telephone Wednesday and sought a meeting ... Read more...

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Maldives president wants to meet (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India has pledged support to new Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed who spoke with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on telephone Wednesday and sought a meeting ... Read more...

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PM pledges support to new Maldivian president


February 8th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to new Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed assuring him of India's continued support after the dramatic regime change in ... Read more...

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India pitches for global strategy to fight piracy


November 14th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) India Monday pitched for a collective global strategy and a joint naval task force to fight the scourge of piracy, that could also include other powers ... Read more...

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India flags maritime troubles with China at meet with Japan


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 3 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony has called for global cooperation in maintaining the freedom of navigation in international waters, an issue that has gained major ... Read more...

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Won’t do anything that threatens India: Maldives president


October 28th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) Allaying apprehensions in New Delhi over China's efforts to expand its influence in the Maldives, the island nation's president has said it would never do anything ... Read more...

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No hot pursuit of Somali pirates: India


September 26th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India Monday rejected suggestions that its navy should go on a hot pursuit of Somali pirates, who are threatening global trade on sea lanes of ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Bali to boost India-East Asia ties


July 20th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With the US rooting for a bigger role for India in East Asia and China becoming increasingly assertive in the region, External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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India for strong measures to combat pirates


April 20th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Calling for "strong measures" to combat Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean region, India Wednesday said cooperation of international maritime powers was needed to find ... Read more...

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India to open Consulate General in Perth


April 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the opening of Consulate General of India in Perth, Australia.It also approved creation of six India-based posts (including one post ... Read more...

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India to open consulate in Perth (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday approved the opening of an Indian consulate in Perth in Australia and the creation of 12 posts there.The approval came at ... Read more...

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Singapore takes over counter-piracy maritime task force from Pakistan


April 1st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 1(ANI): The Pakistan Navy has handed over the command of the counter-piracy fleet Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151) to the Singapore Navy after an eventful period of four months.The change of ... Read more...

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PM commends Indian Navy for foiling piracy attempts


March 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Tackling cross-border terrorism and piracy requires the cooperation of several states, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Friday, commending the Indian Navy for its ... Read more...

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India proposes pro-active role in UN-flagged anti-piracy efforts


March 16th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India has proposed a pro-active role for its navy in a UN-flagged effort to tackle the threat to maritime traffic from piracy."India is in favour ... Read more...

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India concerned over growth of piracy close to India’s western seaboard


March 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Annual Report for 2010-11 has expressed serious concern over the increased incidence of piracy in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) .The MOD ... Read more...

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Abducted Indian sailors’ families demand action from government


March 6th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Family members of six Indian sailors, held captive by Somali pirates for over seven months, Sunday urged the central government to intervene and to ensure ... Read more...

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Somali pirates links with terror groups being interrogated


January 31st, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): In the wake of increased pirate attacks on merchant vessels passing through the sea lanes close to the Indian coast, Indian security agencies are probing the suspected ... Read more...

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India probing Somali pirates’ terror links


January 31st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Indian security agencies are probing the suspected terror links of the captured Somali pirates with Pakistan-based terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The suspicion comes in the ... Read more...

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Navy commissions UAV squadron in Gujarat


January 17th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Porbandar (Gujarat), Jan 17 (IANS) Maritime reconnaissance efforts on India's west coast got a boost Monday with the navy commissioning an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron at its air enclave here.Gujarat Governor ... Read more...

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Indo-French naval wargames to begin in Arabian Sea


January 6th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): To enhance interoperability between the two navies in wake of increasing piracy and maritime terrorism, the Indo-French bilateral naval exercise will commence on Friday in the Arabian ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to hold joint naval exercise in 2011


December 28th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): India and Sri Lanka have decided on a series of measures to enhance defence cooperation between the two countries, including a joint naval exercise between the navies ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to hold joint naval drill in 2011


December 27th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka Monday decided to hold a joint naval exercise next year as part of a series of measures to enhance their defence cooperation. The ... Read more...

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India to open two new coastal security centres


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India will open two new coast guard establishments in the Arabian sea Friday to bolster coastal security in the wake of increasing incidents of piracy. Defence Minister ... Read more...

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New Coast Guard stations in Lakshadweep to keep pirates at bay


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): To bolster coastal security and keep pirates at bay, India will open two Coast Guard establishments in Lakshadweep on Friday.Increasing incidents of piracy very near to Lakshadweep ... Read more...

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NATO seeks stronger relations with India


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 23 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday called for a stronger relationship between the 28-member alliance and India, because the country's role was "crucial" for stability in the ... Read more...

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US to build eight billion pound super base in Guam to contain China


October 26th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): The United States is building an eight billion pound super military base on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China's military build-up. According to ... Read more...

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Coastal surveillance station will be commissioned in Tarapore, says Antony


October 25th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.25 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here on Monday that Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) station at Tarapore in Maharashtra would be commissioned very soon.Inaugurating the 29th Annual Coast Guard ... Read more...

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India aiming for real-time maritime domain awareness: Antony


October 25th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 25 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said that a Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) station at Tarapore in Maharashtra would be commissioned very soon while inaugurating the 29th ... Read more...

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