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UK Carrier Strike Group To Sail India To Boost Military Alliances In Indian Ocean

The HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier of the Royal Navy will sail to India. Resulting from the cognition of Indo-Pacific tilt in the UK’s foreign policy, Strike Group will be loaded with destroyers, anti-submarine frigates and notably 5th generation F 35 entering Indian water first time. In the spirit of such maritime exercise, both nations must move ahead jointly on advance military projects beyond announcement. On the flight deck there will be eight F-35B Lightning II fast jets, four Wildcat maritime attack helicopters, seven Merlin Mk2 anti-submarine and airborne early warning helicopters, and three Merlin Mk4 commando helicopters.

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India And France To Conduct High Tempo Submarine Naval Exercise In The Indian Ocean

India and France are set for high tempo bilateral exercise ‘VARUNA-2021’ in the Arabian Sea from 25th to 27th April 2021. How strategic is the three day exercise in the Indian Ocean is evident with flagship Aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle with Rafale-M fighter in action with Indian navy at sea, including advanced air defence and anti-submarine exercises, intense flying operations, tactical manoeuvres, surface and anti-air weapon firings, underway replenishment and other maritime security operations.

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We Move to Permanently Base Royal Navy Ships In The Western Indian Ocean: UK Defence Adviser Brig Gavin Thompson

On the sidelines of Aero India 2021, I spoke with UK Defence Adviser to India Brig Gavin Thompson and Deputy British High Commissioner, Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford on the Indo-UK strategic security partnership. While the ongoing crucial military logistic agreement is expected soon, UK's Rolls Royce is in talk with India over building aero engine of 110 KN capability. Along, PM Boris Johnson is looking to reinstate his visit to India, Deputy HC Jeremy told BW Businessworld.

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India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh

India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh

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Indian Coast Guard Created A Maritime History By Averting A Major Ecological Disaster Off Sri Lanka Coast: Director General K. Natarajan

India's frontier force, Indian Coast Guard is responsible for the surveillance of vast and vulnerable coastline over 7600Kms. And to cover the vast EEZ of 2.01 million sqKms and 4.6 Million SqKms of Indian Search and Rescue Regions which is more than the entire area of the land mass of the country, has stretched thin on ground both on assets and manpower. Director General, ICG, K. Natarajan puts forth his perspective with BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha on such crucial issues of Coastal security and the role of ICG in averting a major ecological disaster by saving a massive Crude Carrier of 3 Lakh metric tons of crude oil off Sri Lanka Coast among others.

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Joint Naval exercises tool for projection of nation's soft power, says Lt Gen Manoj Pande

Joint Naval exercises tool for projection of nation's soft power, says Lt Gen Manoj Pande

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5th meeting of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium on Humanitarian Assistance to be held on December 17

5th meeting of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium on Humanitarian Assistance to be held on December 17

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Indian Navy's role in Indian Ocean Region necessitates a strong Navy: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Indian Navy's role in Indian Ocean Region necessitates a strong Navy: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

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President Gotabaya Is Very Keen To Honour ECT Project At Colombo Port With India: Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary Admiral Colombage

In our Foriegn Affairs series, we are focusing on Sri Lanka and country holds a key strategic location. And to talk about that, BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with the Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka, Admiral Jayanath Colombage. Foreign Secretary holds enormous experience as a veteran of naval commander and this puts him firmly when looked at broadly from the security & defence. Since November last year, he has also been Foreign Affairs Advisor to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He speaks on ‘India First’ Policy; Indo Pacific & QUAD in the Indian Ocean Region; Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR); Zero Loan policy of Sri Lanka; Hambantota port; East Container Terminal (ECT) Project at the Colombo Port; Indian Ocean maritime strategy and Tamil reconciliation.

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India has key role as net security provider in Indian Ocean region: MoS Muraleedharan

India has key role as net security provider in Indian Ocean region: MoS Muraleedharan

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Malabar phase II exercise 2020 kicks off in Arabian Sea

Malabar phase II exercise 2020 kicks off in Arabian Sea

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The Quad Takes Shapes With Australia's Entry Into India's Military Malabar Exercise

After much anticipation, Australia would join the Malabar 2020 naval exercise, consisting of India, Japan and the U.S., to be held next month. This shapes the Quadrilateral--the Quad-- military alliance to bring stability in the backdrop of Chinese aggression its military deployment in the region.

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Indian Navy to undertake Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Australian Navy in Indian Ocean

Indian Navy to undertake Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Australian Navy in Indian Ocean

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India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct as Observer

India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct as Observer

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India's Marine Power & Blue Economy

The Blue Economy, with its untapped seabed minerals and renewable ocean energy, could prove that light at the end of the tunnel for Covid-19 afflicted India. The nation’s strategic location in the IOR and its potentials as a maritime power is a blessing for both the security of the region and the Indian economy.

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