Indian Ocean

Election campaign period ending , party presidents meeting voters before wrapping campaigns.
The IORA has been addressing MSS in the Indian Ocean through a broad range of activities to enhance international cooperation in security and governance
Member States of IORA finalized in Colombo Terms of Reference at workshop held for setting up of Working Group on Maritime Safety,Security.
Heather Nauert said ,US concerned about continued democratic backsliding in Maldives, threatened sanctions against people in Maldives undermining democracy, the rule of law, free, fair electoral process.
US and India have their own interests on strengthening their defense cooperation and exchanges says author and claims that US hopes India to be its agent in the IOR
One more step in India’s retaining the modicum of strategic autonomy through what some call as “Please All diplomacy,” that also serves India’s national interests.
Launch of the 2+2 Dialogue reflection of shared commitment by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President Mr. Donald Trump to provide a positive, forward-looking vision
Thowfeek insisted, EC is impartial, inspite of allegations of voter list manipulation, inadequate ballot boxes for expats,resort workers giving ruling party access to classified information.
Japan is quietly but firmly implementing an effective Indo Pacific defence and security strategy through active diplomacy and defence cooperation.
Exercise Cormorant Strike IX-2018,annual FTX organized by Sri Lanka Army to commence from mock Operational Headquarters at Minneriya .
European Union ,United Nations not to send observers for September 23 presidential election, EU was invited to observe polling, EC chief Ahmed Shareef told .
India’s ambassador Akhilesh Mishra summoned to Foreign Ministry after Subramanian Swamy tweet “India should invade Maldives if rigging of election takes place.
External Affairs Minister said, 3rd Indian Ocean Conference taking place in Hanoi,India had honour to host H.E. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc with leader from ASEAN for ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit .
China's first domestically designed aircraft carrier CNS Shandong, embarked on second sea trial from shipyard in Dalian, Liaoning province.
Government watered down Maldives traditional India- first foreign policy, After Bangladesh, Indians second-biggest expat group in Maldives.
US-China should maintain strategic poise said, Wang Peng fellow at Renmin University of China says in response to the Indo Pacific strategy
Centre provided urgent aid to Kerala, relief material without any reservation to State, NCMC monitored and coordinated rescue and relief operations
Centre release assistance totalling Rs.600 crore, for flood affected Kerala released while NCMC reviewed rescue & relief operations.
Japan offered to assist Sri Lanka to strengthen maritime security to enhance defense cooperation,amid growing influence of China in Indian Ocean.
Defence Minister of Japan Itsunori Onodera ,Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman held annual Defence Ministerial Meeting in Delhi, Minister Onodera called on PM of India.

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