Indian Ocean

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said attention must be paid towards combating maritime terrorism within Indian Ocean to ensure freedom of navigation .
Sri Lanka Navy earned over US$ 20 million to-date, since taking over duty of facilitating On-board Security Teams (OBST).
Website of Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) of Britain reported economic prospects future of China's military development is clearer and more certain.
Maldives Monetary Authority secured in December currency swap deal worth US$100 million from Indian central bank to shore up depleted foreign currency reserves.
PPM accused of coercing employees of state-owned enterprises to sign up during Saturday’s membership drive.
Shri Kiren Rijiju addressed seminar on ‘Indo-Pacific Region: Converging India-Japan interests’, organised by Observer Research Foundation ,
Secretary (East) Ministry of External Affairs highlighted importance of Indo ASEAN Defence and Security Relations , “Faced with growing traditional and non-traditional challenges.
National Maritime Foundation (NMF) conducting its Annual Maritime Power Conference-2017 at IDSA ,theme ‘The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development’.
Admiral Sunil Lanba embarked ships of Indian Fleet (both Western & Eastern) over last two days to review ongoing Annual Theatre level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) 2017
Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command inaugurated Indian Naval Air Enclave, Santa Cruz (NAE Scz) at Santa Cruz, Mumbai.
Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM,AVSM,ADC Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) visits ANC.
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Mohamed Nazim not afforded fair trial following his 2015 arrest on weapons smuggling charges,
President Abdullah Yameen of Maldives adopted dual strategy to consolidate hold over power and strengthen his position for 2018 Presidential elections.
China's State Council Information Office on Wednesday issued a white paper on China's policies on Asia-Pacific security cooperation.
Strategic Asia Program research initiative works with assessment and analysis of changing strategic environment in Asia-Pacific by Asia studies specialists and international relations experts.
Indian Ocean encompassing numerous sea routes connecting Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and Americas is relevant not only for regional but for global economy.
First Lady Fathmath Ibrahim launched President Abdulla Yameen’s 2018 re-election campaign on Friday night with gathering in Hulhumalé .
Peak season of Maldives’ tourism industry began in November with robust 16 percent growth in arrivals during month compared to same period in 2015.
Fifty-one Indian and three Sri Lankan fishermen released from custody and repatriated to their respective countries.

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