Maritime Matters by Vijay Sakhuja
India and Maritime Security: Do More
Vijay Sakhuja · 01 Dec, 2014 · 4764
Six years ago, in November 2008, a group of Pakistan-based terrorists landed at unsecured waterfronts in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, and attacked public places such as hotels, restaurants, and a railway station. Although the I ...
Indian Ocean and the IORA: Search and Rescue Operations
Vijay Sakhuja · 03 Nov, 2014 · 4724
The international efforts to locate the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 which went missing over the southern Indian Ocean nearly seven months ago have continued unabated. Till such time the debris and the black box is located ...
Maritime Terrorism: Karachi as a Staging Point
Vijay Sakhuja · 06 Oct, 2014 · 4680
The recent attempt by the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the new wing of the Al Qaeda, to take control of PNS Zulfiqar, a Pakistan Navy frigate berthed in Karachi harbour and use it to attack US Navy warships has showcased th ...
Maritime Silk Road: Can India Leverage It?
Vijay Sakhuja · 01 Sep, 2014 · 4635
It was the Maldives’s turn to receive a sermon on the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) from China. Chinese President Xi Jinping invited Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen to participate in the 21st Century MSR, expand cooperation in tourism ...
BRICS: The Oceanic Connections
Vijay Sakhuja · 04 Aug, 2014 · 4594
At the 6th summit at Fortaleza in Brazil, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries announced a seed capital of US$50 billion and US$100 billion Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) for the New Development Bank w ...
India-EU: Exploring Maritime Convergences
Vijay Sakhuja · 07 Jul, 2014 · 4549
The much awaited European Union Maritime Security Strategy (EUMSS) was approved last month by the General Affairs Council of the European Union (EU). The document builds on the European Commission’s Joint Communication, titled &lsqu ...
Indian Ocean Navies: Lessons from the Pacific
Vijay Sakhuja · 02 Jun, 2014 · 4485
The Chinese naval base at Qingdao in Shandong Province was buzzing with naval activity a few weeks ago. Two significant events – International Fleet Review (IFR) to celebrate the 65th anniversary of China’s People’s Libe ...
Search and Rescue at Sea: Challenges and Chinese Capabilities
Vijay Sakhuja · 07 Apr, 2014 · 4374
The international search and rescue effort to locate the voice and data recorder referred as the ‘black box’, and debris of the Malaysian Airlines MH 370 have continued relentlessly for nearly four weeks now. The satellite dat ...
Increasing Maritime Competition: IORA, IONS, Milan and the Indian Ocean Networks
Vijay Sakhuja · 03 Mar, 2014 · 4320
The Indian Ocean rim countries have establishment a number of multilateral maritime mechanisms to address non-traditional security threats and challenges confronting the region. The Indian Ocean Rim-Association of Regional Cooperation (IO ...
China in the Indian Ocean: Deep Sea Forays
Vijay Sakhuja · 03 Feb, 2014 · 4286
China’s maritime ambitions are expanding and it is making forays into the deep seas beyond its waters. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has drawn plans to build scientific research vessels and mother ships for submersibles. Fu ...