April 15, 2022
India and Sri Lanka Sign Pacts to Enhance Maritime Security
By Arundathie Abeysinghe
Amid increased Chinese activity, India and Sri Lanka focus on their shared strategic interests in the Southern Indian Ocean region.
February 11, 2021
The US Needs a New Indian Ocean Strategy, Now
By Louis Bergeron, Nick Iorio, and Jeff Payne
It's time to prioritize the “Indo” in “Indo-Pacific.”
December 25, 2019
China-Pakistan to Deepen Military Ties With Arabian Sea Exercises
By Eleanor Albert
The January 2020 drills are just one facet of a growing China-Pakistan defense partnership.
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.”