China in the Indian Ocean

January 25, 2018

The China-Maldives Connection

By Sudha Ramachandran
With a new FTA, China cements its influence in Maldives, much to India's dismay.

July 29, 2017

China Buys Hambantota Port: Should India Be Concerned?

By Narayani Basu
The deal assuaged some Indian concerns, but China's economic dominance over Sri Lanka is still a worry.
December 30, 2016

The Bay of Bengal Naval Arms Race

By Saurav Jha
As Bangladesh and Myanmar build up their navies, India and China compete to supply equipment.

November 18, 2016

China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare

By Jeff M. Smith
Colombo is realizing the unintended strategic consequences of closer ties with Beijing.

April 08, 2016

Expanding US-Japan-India Cooperation in the Indian Ocean

By Jessie Daniels
The Indian Ocean is featuring more prominently in discussions among the three Asian giants.

October 04, 2015

India’s ‘Look West’ Maritime Diplomacy

By Abhijit Singh
Recent developments show that India’s attention is very much on the Indian Ocean.
September 09, 2015

Anti-Submarine Operations in the Indian Ocean

By Abhijit Singh
There is a shared realization that strategic stability in maritime Asia can no longer be taken for granted.

July 06, 2015

Game Changers? Chinese Submarines in the Indian Ocean

By P K Ghosh
The presence of Chinese submarines in India’s strategic “backyard” requires a more effective response from India.

June 04, 2015

India-France Relations: Look to the Indian Ocean

By Iskander Rehman
“At a grand strategic level, France and India’s interests in the Indian Ocean are closely aligned.”

May 15, 2015

Modi’s China Visit: Engagement with Purpose

By Vinay Kaura
The PM’s trip comes as India seeks to engage with an increasingly powerful neighbor.

March 31, 2015

India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development

By Nilanthi Samaranayake
To surpass China in Sri Lanka, India needs to pursue proactive and dynamic diplomacy.
March 11, 2015

Modi's Trip and China’s Islands: The Battle for the Indian Ocean

By Darshana M. Baruah
With his Indian Ocean tour, the PM aims to counter Chinese influence among small island nations.

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