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.
June 01, 2021
Darshana M. Baruah on Indian Ocean Geopolitics
By Shannon Tiezzi
“To better understand the unraveling Indian Ocean geopolitics, it is important to study and understand the new maritime identities of the Indian Ocean islands.”
April 24, 2018
China’s Maritime Quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi’s Options
By Tuneer Mukherjee
Will India be left out in the cold amid Chinese expansion in the Indian Ocean or can it seal in a strategically useful position?
March 29, 2018
Has India’s Plan to Build a Military Base in Seychelles Stalled?
By Abhishek Mishra
The 2015 Assumption Island agreement between India and the Seychelles has progressed slowly, amid heated debate in the island nation.
February 21, 2018
Welcome to the New Indian Ocean
By David Brewster
New players are creating a more multipolar and complex Indian Ocean environment
February 14, 2018
India Gains Access to Oman's Duqm Port, Putting the Indian Ocean Geopolitical Contest in the Spotlight
By Ankit Panda
Duqm adds an important node to a growing network of facilities in the Indian Ocean held by actors with interests in preserving the status quo.
May 08, 2016
Can India Counter China’s Submarine Force?
By Pushan Das
Is the Indian Navy ready for the challenges posed by increased Chinese activity in the Indian Ocean?
October 05, 2015
Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
By Benjamin David Baker
Chinese military installations in the Indian Ocean are still a possibility, not a certainty.
August 31, 2015
India and Seychelles Strengthen Ties Around Maritime Security, Economic Cooperation
By Ankit Panda
India and Seychelles continue to develop the foundations for an enduring partnership in the Indian Ocean.
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.
March 10, 2015
India Gears Up to Tackle China in Its Backyard
By Harsh V. Pant
With Narendra Modi's tour of three Indian Ocean states this week, New Delhi will renew its commitment to the region.
December 17, 2011
China Base a Threat to India Navy?
News that China is considering a Seychelles offer of a base for its ships means a new strategic headache for India’s military planners.