South Asia and Beyond

Indian Ocean: Not Quite India’s Ocean As China Competes For Influence

 Indian Ocean: Not Quite India’s Ocean As China Competes For Influence

PM Narendra Modi seen alongside Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa during his visit to New Delhi in November last year (left); foreign minister S.Jaishankar seen alongside his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid during the latter’s visit to New Delhi in December last year. (Pic courtesy: mea.gov.in)

White sands, turquoise waters, soothing sea breezes--a bunch of island nations scattered in the Indian Ocean region (IOR) drew tourists by the thousands until the pandemic struck. But these islands are more than just playgrounds for tourists. There is a maritime 'Great Game' going on here, a game triggered by their location along strategic sea lines of communication and trade routes....Read More

Parul Chandra

Professional newshound, have navigated through typewriters, computers and mobile phones during my over three-decade-long career working in some of India's finest newsrooms (The Times of India, Financial Express). Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are my focus, also Sri Lanka (when boss permits). Age and arthritis (that's a joke) have not dimmed the thrill of chasing a story. Loves music, animals and pasta.

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