Indian Ocean Current Affairs - 2020

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…

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…

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…

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…

Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) inaugrated in Gurugram

The Defence Minister of India formally inaugurated the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) Indian at the Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in Gurugram on 22nd December 2018. The IFC for Indian Ocean Region has the primary objective of jointly monitoring the vast Indian Ocean Region. The Indian Ocean which is increasingly becoming the Read More…