Maritime Matters by Vijay Sakhuja
  • Indian Ocean: Modi on a Maritime Pilgrimage
    Vijay Sakhuja   ·    02 Mar, 2015   ·    4844
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Maldives, Mauritius Seychelles and Sri Lanka during this month to reinforce India’s foreign policy objectives. A number of political, economic, social and security issues would constitute the ...
  • Indian Ocean: Exploring Maritime Domain Awareness
    Vijay Sakhuja   ·    02 Feb, 2015   ·    4825
    Attacks on maritime targets such as the USS Cole and MV Limburg off Yemen by al Qaeda, the 2008 Mumbai attacks by the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and the 2014 attempt on Pakistan Navy ship by al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent ...
  • IPCS Forecast: The Indian Ocean in 2015
    Vijay Sakhuja   ·    06 Jan, 2015   ·    4797
    This edition of the IPCS Column, 'Maritime Matters', is the precis of a larger document titled 'The Indian Ocean in 2015', published under the IPCS Forecast 2015 series. Click here to read the full ...
  • 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 ...
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