The Indian Ocean Won't Be a 'Nuclear Free Zone' Anytime Soon
May 20, 2016
The Indian Ocean Won't Be a 'Nuclear Free Zone' Anytime Soon
Undersea nuclear deterrence in the Indian Ocean is here to stay.
The Indian Ocean Won't Be a 'Nuclear Free Zone' Anytime Soon
5 Reasons Why India Agreed to a Logistics Agreement With the United States
May 06, 2016
5 Reasons Why India Agreed to a Logistics Agreement With the United States
India's willingness to go for a logistics agreement with the United States is an important development.
5 Reasons Why India Agreed to a Logistics Agreement With the United States
Indian PM Modi to Visit Iran With Connectivity, Energy in Mind
May 03, 2016
Indian PM Modi to Visit Iran With Connectivity, Energy in Mind
The visit will be the Indian premier's first to Iran since last year's nuclear deal.
Indian PM Modi to Visit Iran With Connectivity, Energy in Mind
India and United States to Deepen Anti-Submarine Warfare Cooperation
May 03, 2016
India and United States to Deepen Anti-Submarine Warfare Cooperation
New Delhi and Washington are in talks to help each other tracking subs in the Indian Ocean.
India and United States to Deepen Anti-Submarine Warfare Cooperation
India Opens Door to Japanese Assistance in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
March 12, 2016
India Opens Door to Japanese Assistance in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
For the first time, India is accepting foreign infrastructure assistance on the strategically important islands.
India Opens Door to Japanese Assistance in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
India’s Growing Naval Might
February 09, 2016
India’s Growing Naval Might
India's latest International Fleet Review highlights the growing importance of the maritime sphere for New Delhi.
India’s Growing Naval Might
Can the PLA Navy Make the Indian Ocean Chinese?
February 01, 2016
Can the PLA Navy Make the Indian Ocean Chinese?
Does China need to dominate the Indian Ocean in order to have a world-class navy?
Can the PLA Navy Make the Indian Ocean Chinese?
Indian Ocean: India Deploys New Sub-Killer Planes to Counter Chinese Subs
January 19, 2016
Indian Ocean: India Deploys New Sub-Killer Planes to Counter Chinese Subs
Two Poseidon 8I aircraft have recently been dispatched to the strategically-located Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
Indian Ocean: India Deploys New Sub-Killer Planes to Counter Chinese Subs
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
January 16, 2016
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
Plus, Chinese drones, South China Sea investment opportunities, and more. Weekend links.
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
The Strategic Importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
January 03, 2016
The Strategic Importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Indian government needs to recognize the value of India’s southeast border.
The Strategic Importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
How Asians Came to See the Seas and Naval Strategy Like the West
December 04, 2015
How Asians Came to See the Seas and Naval Strategy Like the West
Asians' perceptions of seapower have changed over time, but not as much as you'd think.
How Asians Came to See the Seas and Naval Strategy Like the West
Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?
November 06, 2015
Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?
The Maldives announced a 30-day state of emergency after seizing a weapons cache on one of the country’s islands.
Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?
State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests
November 05, 2015
State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests
President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency in the Maldives.
State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests
A Brief History of the US Navy in the Indian Ocean
October 14, 2015
A Brief History of the US Navy in the Indian Ocean
As it celebrates its 240th birthday, the U.S. Navy would do well to keep the Indian Ocean in mind.
A Brief History of the US Navy in the Indian Ocean
The Indian Navy and the ‘Battleship’ Debate
October 11, 2015
The Indian Navy and the ‘Battleship’ Debate
Is the Indian Navy justified in building large warships?
The Indian Navy and the ‘Battleship’ Debate
Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
October 05, 2015
Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
Chinese military installations in the Indian Ocean are still a possibility, not a certainty.
Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
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