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India to host 15th EAS conference in Chennai

The 15th East Asia Summit conference of the year 2020 is set to be organised by India, in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The conference will mainly focus on co-operation in maritime security and challenges in maritime domain. During the 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bangkok in November 2019, the Indian Prime ..

Strengthening India-US Relations: National Defence Authorisation Bill

The US Senate has passed the National Defence Authorisation Bill for the fiscal year 2020. The legislative provision brings India at par with America’s NATO allies like South Korea, Australia and Japan. Strengthening India-US Relations The bill provides for an enhanced US-India defence cooperation in the Indian Ocean in the areas of humanitarian assistance, counterterrorism, ..

Operation Sankalp

Operation Sankalp has been launched by the Indian Navy in the Gulf of Oman. The operation is aimed to re-assure Indian Flagged Vessels operating/ transiting through the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman following the maritime security incidents in the region. Indian Navy has deployed INS Chennai and INS Sunayna in the Gulf of Oman ..

Trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation Initiative

India, Sri Lanka and Maldives launched the Trilateral Cooperation in Maritime Security in October 2011 at the first NSA-level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation in Maldives. An Outcome Document after deliberations and discussions was signed in 2013 by the National Security Advisers (NSAs) of the three countries. The initiative has importance for India because ..

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

The IONS is regional forum of Indian Ocean littoral states launched by India Navy in February 2008. It is voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of littoral states of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) by providing an open and inclusive forum for discussion of regionally relevant maritime issues. It endeavours to generate ..