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India Shows Off a New Warship as Its Maritime Rivalry With China Deepens
New Delhi needs more firepower to protect its stake in the Indian Ocean, defense experts say(8/22/2014 5:32:54 AM)
Rain wave from Arabian Sea to drench South
A rain wave creeping in from the western Indian Ocean and contiguous south-east Arabian Sea will drench Kerala, Karnataka, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry over the next three days.(8/19/2014 11:29:25 AM)
Anti-Indian lyrics sow seeds of hatred
The ANC has distanced itself from rap group AmaCde's 'Umhlab' Uzobuya', which takes up where Mbongeni Ngema's song 'AmaNdiya' left off.(8/21/2014 6:06:00 PM)
7-person rowing team crosses Indian Ocean
The skipper of a seven-man rowing crew on the cusp of setting an Indian Ocean speed record said Thursday his team is looking forward to getting their feet dry on the island nation of the Seychelles after 57 days on the water. Skipper Leven Brown said in an interview by satellite phone from his 44-foot ocean rowing boat that his team outmaneuvered hurricane-force winds, successfully evacuated a ...(8/7/2014 9:54:43 AM)
MH370 search contract awarded to Australian company
Putrajaya today announced that the contract to search the ocean floor of the southern Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been awarded to Australian company Fugro Survey Pty Ltd. In a statement, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia was still committed to locating MH370, which disappeared on March...(8/9/2014 4:45:02 AM)
East Africa seeks help to stem surge in heroin smuggling: U.N
By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - East African states worried by a surge in heroin smuggling via their Indian Ocean ports want to boost intelligence sharing and possibly try suspected traffickers in local courts, an official at the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (ODC) said on Monday. East Africa has become a key export route for Afghan heroin destined for Europe but regional maritime forces ...(8/11/2014 11:24:44 AM)
Ocean Rower Sets Four World Records for Iceland
The crew of Avalon arriving in Seychelles. Photo: Rossiter Rowing Boats’ Facebook page.(8/14/2014 9:08:28 AM)
India to Unveil First Warship to Deter Chinese Submarines
India will unveil its first home-built anti-submarine warship tomorrow in a move to deter China from conducting underwater patrols near its shores. Defense Minister Arun Jaitley will commission the 3,300-ton INS Kamorta at the southeastern Vishakapatnam port. The move comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the largest indigenously built guided-missile destroyer and vowed to ...(8/22/2014 1:11:20 AM)
India to Unveil Warship to Deter Chinese Submarines Near Coast
India will unveil its first home-built anti-submarine warship tomorrow in a move to deter China from conducting underwater patrols near its shores. Defense Minister Arun Jaitley will commission the 3,300-ton INS Kamorta at the southeastern Vishakapatnam port. The move comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the largest indigenously built guided-missile destroyer and vowed to ...(8/21/2014 2:30:00 PM)
Over 20,000 people risked their lives in Indian Ocean sea crossings this year – UN report
Over 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the Indian Ocean in the first half of this year, many of them Rohingya who fled Myanmar, according to a new report released today by the United Nations refugee agency.(8/22/2014 1:42:26 PM)
Source: Yahoo