Indian Ocean Current Affairs - 2019

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28th Indo–Thai CORPAT begins in Thailand

The 28th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between Indian Navy (IN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is being conducted from 5 to 15 September 2019. Indian Naval (IN) Ship Kesari and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both the navies are participating in this CORPAT. It is Read More…

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UNGA resolution demands UK withdrawal from Chagos Archipelago

The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) passed a non-binding resolution asking United Kingdom (UK) to return Chagos Archipelago in Indian Ocean to Mauritius. Key Highlights Background: On February 2019 International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of separation of Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 when latter was a Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Seychelles President’s Underwater Speech

Seychelles President Danny Faure delivered a speech from deep below the ocean’s surface. Seychelles President made a global plea for stronger protection of the Oceans which are beating blue heart of our planet. The underwater speech comes at a time when many island nations including Seychelles threatened by global warming. Seychelles is an archipelago of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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IMD Predicts near Normal Southwest Monsoon Season Rainfall for 2019

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts near-normal monsoon, at 96% of long period average. IMD in its first stage operational forecast for the southwest monsoon season (June to September) rainfall has made the following predictions: The South-west monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be near normal. The monsoon seasonal (June Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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US approves sale of 24 MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India

The United States Department of State on Tuesday approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India at a price of $2.4 billion (Rs 16,516 crore). Sale of MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters The Lockheed Martin-built helicopters will replace India’s ageing fleet of British-made Sea King helicopters. MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters will Read More…

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AUSINDEX 2019

Third Installment of the Joint Naval Exercise of India and Australia AUSINDEX will be held off the coast of Vishakhapatnam from April 2 to 16. The joint exercise will focus on anti-submarine warfare, as part of efforts to ramp up bilateral naval cooperation in the strategic Indian Ocean region. AUSINDEX 2019 AUSINDEX 2019 will be Read More…

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Collaboration between ISRO and CNES

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and France Space Agency CNES have agreed to collaborate on the following avenues: Maritime Surveillance ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement to set up a maritime surveillance centre in the country. The agreement intends to supply an operational system for detecting, identifying and tracking ships in the Indian Ocean, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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