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Challenges Ahead for the Colombo Security Conclave, the Indian Ocean Quad
April 15, 2022

Challenges Ahead for the Colombo Security Conclave, the Indian Ocean Quad

By Kannan Reghunathan Nair
The Delhi-driven subregional arrangement faces a number of challenges but stands as a noteworthy endeavor to coordinate on maritime safety and security in the Indian Ocean region.

India and Sri Lanka Sign Pacts to Enhance Maritime Security
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.
How the Colombo Security Conclave Can Avoid SAARC’s Fate
March 20, 2022

How the Colombo Security Conclave Can Avoid SAARC’s Fate

By Balachander Palanisamy
For the Colombo Security Conclave to succeed, China should be a non-issue.

Jumpstarting an Indian Ocean Region Approach for the United States
December 17, 2021

Jumpstarting an Indian Ocean Region Approach for the United States

By Jeffrey Payne
Engagement by the United States throughout the wider Indian Ocean Region has a mixed record at best.

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections
October 08, 2021

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s growing footprint in Sri Lanka has been of concern to India.

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?
August 19, 2021

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India’s sees subregional engagement, like the expanding Colombo Security Conclave, as critical for securing its strategic interests.

Jaishankar Reaches Out to Delhi’s Indian Ocean Partners
February 25, 2021

Jaishankar Reaches Out to Delhi’s Indian Ocean Partners

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar paid recent visits to the Maldives and Mauritius.
India’s Defense Export Strategy: Balancing China in the Indian Ocean Region
February 17, 2021

India’s Defense Export Strategy: Balancing China in the Indian Ocean Region

By Prakash Panneerselvam
The Aero India 2021 airshow shows India is hoping to boost its defense exports to IOR countries.

The US Needs a New Indian Ocean Strategy, Now
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.”

India to Host Indian Ocean Defense Ministers Meeting
January 28, 2021

India to Host Indian Ocean Defense Ministers Meeting

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Beijing’s growing activities in the Indian Ocean region are of great concern in New Delhi.

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter
December 04, 2020

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The nature of bilateral political relations in the Indian Ocean region has an impact on the quality of subregional engagements.
India and the Seychelles: Economics First, Defense Later
December 02, 2020

India and the Seychelles: Economics First, Defense Later

By Astha Chadha
New Delhi needs to deepen economic ties with the island nation in order to address concerns arising from the growing Indian defense footprint there.

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