Maritime Matters by Vijay Sakhuja
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 ...
Iran Navy: Developing Long Sea Legs
Vijay Sakhuja · 06 Jan, 2014 · 4237
Iran’s suspected nuclear weapon programme, the associated economic sanctions, hardliner Iranian lawmakers’ demand for uranium enrichment, and the inconclusive Geneva talks to urge Tehran to roll back its nuclear programme has ...