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Top five zoos in the world

01 Aug 2019

Top five zoos in the world

If a humble foreign trip with family is what you are planning, zoos should definitely be a part of the itinerary.

Rex Tillerson: Trump wants to "dramatically deepen" ties with India

19 Oct 2017

Rex Tillerson: Trump wants to "dramatically deepen" ties with India

Ahead of his visit to India next week, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in a policy address at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies outlined how US views relations with India.

South China Sea: Are India and Japan changing positions?

18 Sep 2017

South China Sea: Are India and Japan changing positions?

Keeping China's expansionist tendencies in check is one of the common interests driving the India-Japan relationship.

South China Sea: Beijing diplomatically scores over ASEAN

07 Aug 2017

South China Sea: Beijing diplomatically scores over ASEAN

In a new development, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to China's terms for negotiations and refrained from insisting the legal bindingness of the South China Sea (SCS) Code of Conduct.

China shows of military might in huge army parade

31 Jul 2017

China shows of military might in huge army parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw a parade marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

#SouthChinaSea: Vietnam ends drilling in gas field over China threats

24 Jul 2017

#SouthChinaSea: Vietnam ends drilling in gas field over China threats

Strong threats from China have led Vietnam to reportedly end a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

Exercise Malabar kicks off in the Bay of Bengal

11 Jul 2017

Exercise Malabar kicks off in the Bay of Bengal

The naval forces of US and India and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces recently commenced the annual Malabar joint exercises in the Bay of Bengal.

China fumes as US sends warship close to disputed island

03 Jul 2017

China fumes as US sends warship close to disputed island

USS Stethem, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, a disputed island in the South China Sea.

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

25 May 2017

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

In the first provocative action since Donald Trump took office, a US warship sailed 12 nautical miles away from an artificial island that China constructed on a disputed part of the South China Sea.

SIMBEX 2017: India, Singapore naval exercises commence in the SCS

19 May 2017

SIMBEX 2017: India, Singapore naval exercises commence in the SCS

India and Singapore flagged off their 24th annual naval exercise "SIMBEX", in the disputed South China Sea on Thursday.

China installs rocket-launchers on disputed SCS reef

17 May 2017

China installs rocket-launchers on disputed SCS reef

China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, in the latest move that has sparked fresh tensions in the region.

Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

28 Apr 2017

Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

In a bid to compete with India for influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), China launched added a second aircraft carrier, classified as Type001A to its fleet.

Malabar 2017 to focus on anti-submarine warfare : Indian Navy

25 Apr 2017

Malabar 2017 to focus on anti-submarine warfare : Indian Navy

India and the US are set to conduct Malabar Exercise in July in Bay of Bengal. Termed America's largest military exercise conducted with non-NATO countries, this is the first major military drill under Donald Trump's Presidency.

Cyclone Nada brings rain, cheers to TN farmers

02 Dec 2016

Cyclone Nada brings rain, cheers to TN farmers

Cyclone Nada weakened into a depression and made landfall in Nagapattinam.

Tamil Nadu braces for cyclone Nada, state government on alert

01 Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu braces for cyclone Nada, state government on alert

Tamil Nadu gears up for cyclone Nada which is likely to make landfall in the early hours of Dec 2 between Vedaranniyam and Puducherry, close to Cuddalore.

China unveils its 2020 Mars Mission probe and rover

25 Aug 2016

China unveils its 2020 Mars Mission probe and rover

China has given a glimpse of its design for the space probe and rover to the world in Beijing, which would be used in its first Mars mission.

Vietnam gives India the go-ahead for oil exploration

11 Aug 2016

Vietnam gives India the go-ahead for oil exploration

Despite Beijing objecting, Vietnam has given India the green signal for oil exploration in the South China Sea (SCS).