Indian Ocean Region
Is BIMSTEC Finding due Attention?

Conceived and formed in 1997 at Bangkok initially as a grouping of Bay of Bengal littoral countries, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping has expanded to include hinterland countries li....

Significance of President of Seychelles Danny Faure’s Visit to India

Over the last few years, India’s outreach to Africa has been considerable, particularly the relation between Indian and Seychelles has always been worthy of attention. Since 1976, when Seychelles gained independence, the relationship between the t....

India and North West Indian Ocean Region - Role of Geo-Economics in Bridging the Gulf

Salience of West Asian Economy The North West Indian Ocean Region encompasses the Arabian Sea and stretches from the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf, through the Straits of Hormuz, while the Bab-el-Mandeb connects the Gulf of Ade....

India - Mauritius: An Umbilical Relation

Located about 900 km east of Madagascar, Mauritius is the ‘Little India’ of the southwest Indian Ocean. While the vast majority of ethnically heterogeneous nations have struggled to form successful democracies, Mauritius has not. Since independen....

Saudi-Maldivian Ties: An Opportunity or Threat for India?

The President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia from 18th March. A joint statement issued at the conclusion of Yameen’s visit to the Kingdom said that the two sides have expressed their desire to strengt....

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