Indian Ocean

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.
IAF contingent led by Gp Capt CUV Rao left for Ex Pitch Black biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by RAAF in Darwin, Australia.
Rescue teams aided by Indian Navy, Army, Air Force, NDRF, Coast Guard, other CAPFs, 90 aircraft and 500 motorboats engaged in rescue & relief operations in Kerala.
Joint opposition expressed concerns over EC’s re-registration of people who want to vote outside their island of permanent residence.
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh ,Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command took salute and inspected 50 men Armed Guard on occasion of 72nd Independence Day.
Iranian naval exercise around Strait of Hormuz intended as message to United States for reimposing economic sanctions .
Maldives ruling party submitted candidacy forms for President Abdulla Yameen .
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, government will provide necessary facilities to Sri Lankan refugees arriving from Tamil Nadu.
Report titled, An American Strategy for Southeast Asia outlines framework for comprehensive U.S. strategy in Southeast Asia released.
Trump administration’s strategy for advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific said,Secretary Pompeo.
Four significant trends suggest that Presidential Elections in Maldives slated for 23 September may be postponed as search for stability in the crucial Indian Ocean state continues
Poverty and vulnerability, rising inequality, climate change, growing environmental pressures, and large infrastructure deficits remain to be addressed in the Asia Pacific
Sri Lanka emphasizes time ripe for Indian Ocean Rim Association to transform itself from catalyst to engine of growth.
The Maldives Supreme Court rescinded a ruling to reinstate a dozen lawmakers, but announced separate rulings are needed to decide whether the MPs have lost their seats.
European Union approved targeted sanctions, following months of concern and condemnation over the worsening political and human rights situation
The son of an exiled opposition leader was released from custody Thursday after prosecutors failed to produce a document that was alleged to be the primary piece of evidence
This is how India's own, “string of pearls,” the Booz Allen Hamilton connotation of acquisition of ports and bases by China in the Indo Pacific is taking shape?
The Maldives opposition is celebrating foreign threats of sanctions as if it were an Eid holiday, President Abdulla Yameen

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