Andaman Sea: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India brings Indo-Pacific and ASEAN Policies under one Unit

The Ministry of External Affairs is to create a new Oceania Territorial Division with Australia at the centre. It will integrate ASEAN divisions and the Indo-Pacific within it. This will now align policies in the region stretching western Pacific to Andaman Sea. Significance The region targeted by India (western Pacific to Andaman sea) is considered ..

Port Authority of India signed MoU to explore ties with Thailand

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) and the ports of Visakhapatnam, Kolkata and Chennai signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)s to increase export and import trade through cargo handling. The MoU was signed at the recently concluded Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sector Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) . This will help in strengthening bilateral ties ..

The 2018 Island Tourism Festival started in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Islands Tourism Festival has inaugurated by Chief Secretary of A & N Administration Anindo Mazumdar at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar on April 18, 2018. During this five days festival, cultural programmes, adventure sports, flea market and traditional games will be organised. Artist from different parts of the country will also present cultural ..

Indian Navy’s Mission Based Deployment

Indian Navy has approved new mission-based deployment plan for deploying mission ready ships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications and choke points in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Under this mission-based deployment plan, Indian Navy’s 14-15 ships will be deployed year-round in region. These deployments are expected to meet any eventuality across spectrum of ..

Rajnath Singh heads first-ever meeting of newly constituted Islands Development Agency (IDA)

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the first meeting of the newly constituted Islands Development Agency (IDA) on July 24, 2017. After detailed consultations, ten islands namely Smith, Ross, Aves, Long and Little Andaman in Andaman & Nicobar and Minicoy, Bangaram, Suheli, Cherium and Tinnakara in Lakshadweep have been identified for holistic development in ..