INDIAN OCEAN

  • India wants friendly relations with neighbours: Parrikar 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Advocating a larger role for India in the Indian Ocean region, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said India was building good relations with its neighbours and at the same time increasing its strength. "I believe that I should have very good, strong relations with my neighbours and I am...
  • Modi's Jaffna visit interference in Sri Lankan affairs: Chinese think tank March 20, 2015

    Beijing: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil-dominated Jaffna as "interference" in Sri Lanka's affairs, an official Chinese thinktank on Friday said the recent "incidents" in Sino-Lankan ties are sufficient to "merit Beijing's attention." "Modi's trip to Sri Lanka has courted attention from media outlets of many countries including...
  • India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties, says Admiral Kevin M Donegan March 19, 2015

    Washington: With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said. "The convergence of strategic maritime interests in the Indian Ocean region to include the security of critical energy...
  • India needs to increase their military presence in Indian ocean: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief General March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka said that India needed to increase their military presence in the Indian ocean and felt that the BJP government had tried to maintain good ties with Sri Lanka. ...
  • There are other nations with stakes in Indian Ocean: PM Modi March 12, 2015

    Port Louis: As China tries to gain a foothold in the Indian Ocean region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India recognised that there are other nations around the world, with strong interests and stakes in the region. Modi also made a fervent plea for peaceful resolution of maritime...
  • India, Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation March 11, 2015

    Victoria: Cementing its strategic partnership with Seychelles, India on Wednesday signed four agreements with the Indian Ocean island nation to boost security and maritime partnership. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived on a brief visit on the first leg of his three-nation tour, on Wednesday held talks with Seychelles President James...
  • Package found on Australian beach may be linked to missing Malaysian Ailrines flight MH370 March 10, 2015

    Canberra: An unwrapped towelette, bearing the Malaysia Airlines logo that washed up on an Australia beach, is being examined to determine whether it could have come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The package was found by a couple Kingsley and Vicki Miller as they walked along the beach at the...
  • Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: A year without a clue to the tragedy March 8, 2015

    A Malaysian Airline flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard mysteriously disappeared. A year after, there is no clue about the flight and families of the people on board are still waiting for their loved ones. ...
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 March 1, 2015

    Wellington: The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the...
  • Delhi polls: Centre and state go hand in hand, says Rahul Ram Indian Ocean bassist January 31, 2015

    Indian Ocean bassist Rahul Ram said that the people of Delhi should choose a chief minister of their choice in the upcoming Delhi polls. He stressed on the need for the Centre and state to work together to bring about development. ...
  • What's happening with the search for Flight 370? December 30, 2014

    Sydney: As hundreds of search crews frantically scour the waters off Indonesia where AirAsia Flight 8501 went down, a couple of ships a few thousand kilometres to the south are quietly combing another patch of ocean for perhaps the most infamous missing plane of all time - Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • Scientists make strides in tsunami warning December 19, 2014

    Miami: The 2004 tsunami led to greater global cooperation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, even though scientists still cannot predict when an earthquake will strike. A decade ago, scientists did not have a tsunami warning system in place in the Indian Ocean, because there...
  • NH7 Weekender, Day 2: Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Indian Ocean and Amit Trivedi end the festival on a high note December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: If Raghu Dixit mesmerized the audience with a visually spectacular show on the first day of Bacardi NH7 Weekender, the second day ended on a musically high note with awe-inspiring acts by the Indian Ocean, The Vaccines and Amit Trivedi. Earlier on Sunday evening Kolkata based band The Supersonics...
  • China defends its submarines making port calls in Sri Lanka November 4, 2014

    Beijing: China has dismissed India's concerns over its submarines making port calls in Sri Lanka, saying there is "nothing unusual" as it is an international common practice for warships to stop for refuelling at ports abroad. "It is nothing unusual for the naval vessel to dock at Colombo port," official media...
  • India to cooperate with Mauritius to safeguard Indian Ocean: Sushma Swaraj November 2, 2014

    Port Louis: The Indian Navy is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the strategically vital Indian Ocean region in cooperation with the coast guards of Mauritius, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. "Maritime security is of vital significance for an island nation like Mauritius as well as...
  • Susmit Sen's memoir 'Ocean to Ocean' resonates with the most exciting phase of Indian rock October 13, 2014

    Name: 'Ocean to Ocean' Author: Susmit Sen with Sehba Imam Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 149 pages Price: Rs 699 Much before YouTube, Soundcloud and Vevo, Indians who are now in their 20s and thirties, were used to the thrill of buying an audio cassette or an audio CD a little later, to have the pleasure...
  • Underwater search for missing MH370 enters new phase October 6, 2014

    Melbourne: A new phase of the multimillion dollar search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 began today in a refined zone in the remote Indian Ocean after a long pause, in a last ditch-effort to solve the greatest aviation mystery. The underwater search for the Boeing 777 which vanished...
  • Pakistan developing seabased and shortrange Nweapons: Analysts September 21, 2014

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan is developing seabased missiles and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads to give it a "secondstrike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear attack destroyed all its landbased weapons, according to a media report on Sunday. The next step of Pakistan's strategy includes an effort to develop nuclear warheads...
  • MH370 mystery: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Australialed search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six monthslong aviation mystery. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) which is leading the search...
  • Indian Ocean region vulnerable to massive tsunamis: Study September 11, 2014

    Colombo Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large, or even larger tsunamis than the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, a new study has warned. The study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much...
  • India gears up for Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: India, along with 23 other countries, is participating in a major Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill on September 9 and 10 that is aimed at testing the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS). The drill, organised under the auspices of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is expected to increase...
  • MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report August 20, 2014

    London: All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Passengers lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 dubbed the...
  • Woman, who lost her brother in MH370 tragedy, now loses daughter in MH17 crash July 18, 2014

    Sydney: In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sisterinlaw Mary Burrows were on board Flight MH370...
  • Malaysian plane shot down by terrorists over Ukraine, 298 killed July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Kiev: All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was...
  • Malaysia to deploy more assets to locate MH370 July 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will deploy more assets for the deepsea search in the southern Indian Ocean to aid the Australialed efforts in locating Flight MH370 went missing nearly four months ago. Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the Royal Malaysian Navy vessel, KD Mutiara, which has the capability of the multibeam...
  • Malaysia jet passengers likely suffocated: Australia June 27, 2014

    Sydney: The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, a new report released by Australian officials on Thursday said. In a 55page report, the Australian Transport Safety Board outlined how investigators had arrived at this...
  • Search for Malaysia Airlines jet shifts south June 26, 2014

    Sydney: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will shift further south in the Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said on Thursday, ushering in yet another new phase of the long, costly and so far fruitless search. The Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8 shortly after...
  • Tsunami warning issued as earthquake hits southern Indian Ocean June 14, 2014

    Sydney: A shallow 6.4magnitude earthquake hit the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, US seismologists said, prompting Australia to issue a tsunami warning. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of seven kilometres (4.4 miles) at 1110 GMT, almost 700 miles northwest of Australia's Cocos Islands, also...
  • Australia chooses firm to map sea floor in Malaysia Airlines search June 10, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Tuesday signed a contract with a private company to map the sea floor around where missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed, a crucial step towards continuing an underwater search later this year. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace of the...