Maritime Matters by Vijay Sakhuja
Bangladesh Boosts Bay of Bengal Blue Economy
Vijay Sakhuja · 01 Dec, 2020 · 5744
The stage is set for the development of
sea Matarbari Port Development Project (MPDP) in Bangladesh. The Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide
US$ 25.4 million in financial assistance for the proje ...
Indian Navy: Time to Expand the Geographical Scope of Mission Based Deployments
Vijay Sakhuja · 10 Nov, 2020 · 5739
Indian Navy has added a new acronym—TIDE—to its lexicon, which stands for
Trust; Interoperability; Domain Awareness; and Enhanced Engagements. In his online address, titled “SAGAR - Charting
India’s Maritime Security,” to t ...
Maritime Connectivity to the Russian Far East Necessitates Naval and Arctic Planning
Vijay Sakhuja · 12 Sep, 2019 · 5617
In September 2019, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, traveled to Russia where he was the chief guest at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. During this visit, India and Russia signed multiple agreements on a range of topics. Specifically ...
Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Contextualising Iran’s Bolder Resistance to US Pressure
Vijay Sakhuja · 05 Aug, 2019 · 5608
A spate of seizures of oil
tankers in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere has fuelled ongoing tensions between Iran,
and US and the UK. The latest incident, the third in a row, involves arrest of
a vessel in the Persian Gulf by Iran’s Revol ...
Concerns over Chinese Naval Base in Cambodia Simmer
Vijay Sakhuja · 24 Jul, 2019 · 5604
Minister, Hun Sen’s, repeated assertion that his country’s constitution has no
provision for accommodating foreign military bases on its soil and that there
were no plans to bring about any amendments to the consti ...
Drones and Counter-Warfare
Vijay Sakhuja · 20 Aug, 2018 · 5507
The use of drones has proliferated into many facets of human activity. These range from delivering medical aid/medicines to inaccessible areas, search and rescue during disasters, firefighting, to even the fashion industry: they were recent ...
The Challenges of AI-enabled Underwater Platforms
Vijay Sakhuja · 01 Aug, 2018 · 5497
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to acquire a new type of submarine by the early 2020s. According to the South China Morning Post, the Shenyang Institute of Automation under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is ...
Digital Connectivity in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Vijay Sakhuja · 17 Jul, 2018 · 5495
The Indian government has awarded a contract for the installation of a 2,300 km-long optical fiber cable (OFC) across the Bay of Bengal between Chennai in the Indian mainland and Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) islands. An ...
Disruptive Technologies and Future Naval Warfare
Vijay Sakhuja · 11 Jun, 2018 · 5478
New Technologies Demand New Laws and Ethics
Vijay Sakhuja · 16 Apr, 2018 · 5457
The Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) met in Geneva earlier this month and emphasised the critical necessity to ban "fully autonomous weapon systems." They urged states to move towards negotiatin ...