The Kerguelen Islands in the Indian Ocean •

Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features an astronaut view of the Kerguelen Islands in the southern Indian Ocean. On the western side of the islands, winds were pushing low-lying clouds against the shore. At the same time, ship wave clouds appear rippling over  smaller outlying islands.  In the bottom if the image, [...]

For These Two Countries, the Strategic Calculus in the Indian Ocean Region Remains Unchanged – Defense Security Monitor

While forecasts anticipate flat or declining topline defense budget trajectories among many countries stemming from COVID-19 relief measures, the same cannot be said for two peer rival states angling for strategic leverage in the Indian Ocean Region: China and India. Though defense-related spending may slow this year and possibly next, the investment paths in the [...]

The Decade – UNESCO’s IOC facilitates a workshop on enhancing regional capacity building in the Indian Ocean Region within the framework of the Ocean Decade

As part of the regional consultations for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences and the National Institute of Ocean Technology in cooperation with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) hosted the Western, Northern and Central Indian Ocean Workshop on 8-10 January in Chennai, India. The [...]

Discussion on maritime order and connectivity in the Indian Ocean: The renewed significance of the Bay of Bengal | ORF

A discussion on the recently released Special Issue of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Vol. 15, Issue 3 titled Maritime Order and Connectivity — Read on

‘India-Japan ties have been extremely strong for decades’ – The Hindu

“The main thrust of the Indo-Japanese coordination in the Indian Ocean region centres around expanding maritime diplomacy, accompanied by specific steps to implement directives provided from time-to-time." — Read on

ASEAN together can make a high mountain – Opinion – The Jakarta Post

ASEAN and China will perhaps begin their second reading of the draft text of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea in the foreseeable future. While the international community looks forward to the smooth conclusion of this Code of Conduct, it might be a test-bed for ASEAN’s pledge of “Cohesive ASEAN”. The challenge [...]