Indian warships paid a visit to the Sabang port on the mouth of the vital
The Navies of India and Indonesia have recently
formed a joint task force to defend the crucial Malacca straits the vital sea
lane connecting Indian Ocean with South China Sea in the wake of increased
presence of Chinese naval forces in the Indian Ocean region
EAMs of India and Indonesia discuss modalities of forming joint task force
The modalities of forming a joint task force were
discussed between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Indonesian
counterpart on September 5 even as two Indian warships paid a visit to the
Sabang port on the mouth of the vital Malacca Straits.
The joint task force with Indonesia has been
formed and the first meeting will be held later this year. Both countries have
decided to join hands in building infrastructure in island territories such as
Banda Aceh, which is merely 163 kilometers from Indira-Point, the southern tip
of the Nicobar Islands.
free shipping thru Malacca Straits, India, Thailand and Singapore join hands
India, Thailand and Singapore will join hands for
their first-ever trilateral naval exercise in the Andaman Sea between September
16 and 20 with an eye on ensuring free and unhindered shipping flow through the
Malacca Straits, according to navy sources.
The trilateral exercise could turn multilateral
with India hoping that navies from Malaysia and Indonesia would join next year.
More than half the world’s shipping trade is conducted through the Malacca
“Strengthening engagement in South East Asia,
India and Indonesia are expected to set up the first joint task force for
better connectivity between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Banda Aceh,”
said one of the officials cited above.
manoeuvres of India-Singapore-Thailand in Sep at Port Blair
The India-Singapore-Thailand trilateral exercise
involving Indian destroyer Ranvir along with a Singapore frigate and Thai
multi-purpose warship will assemble at Port Blair on September 16 and disburse
on September 20 after conducting manoeuvres.
Keen to cement its deep security ties in the
region, India is hopeful that Malaysia and Indonesia will join the next naval
exercises to ensure that sea lanes connecting the Indian Ocean with the Pacific
are protected from any unilateral aggressive move.
in Singapore to inaugurate the second edition of the India-Singapore business
and innovation summit
Mr.Jaishankar is in Singapore to inaugurate the
second edition of the India-Singapore business and innovation summit and will
also hold bilateral talks with the Singapore PM, deputy PM, foreign and home
Commerce, Urban Development and Civil Aviation Minister
Hardeep Puri will also participate in the two-day summit, which showcases
bilateral prowess in areas of high-end technology in the finance, education and
Singapore is a very important trading partner of
India with a cumulative investment of 82.99 billion USA Dollars coming from the
city nation between April 2000 and March 2019.
The FDI flows from Singapore to India in the
2017-2018 fiscal were 12.2 billion US Dollars and climbed to16.3 billion US
Dollars in 2018-19.