South Asia and Beyond

Indian Navy’s Expanding Footprint In Indian Ocean Region

NEW DELHI: On this International Yoga Day (June 21), the Indian Navy deployed 19 of its ships across ports in the Indian Ocean, spanning from Africa, West Asia up to the Malacca Straits. As sailors on board these ships performed yoga, the overarching message was actually a projection of the Indian Navy’s reach, capability and influence across the vast Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Small island nation in the region look up to India as a partner of choice and the Indian Navy has been constantly increasing the tempo of its operations, be it in providing security, humanitarian assistance or disaster relief, as StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale explains in this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’.

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