International Fleet Review 2016

International Fleet Review 2016

Maritime India versus continental Delhi

While bringing the Indian navy’s second international fleet review to a close on Sunday at Visakhapatnam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised, once again, the centrality of the oceans for India’s prosperity and security. 

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IFR: India's Maritime Awakening?

The International Fleet Review (IFR) that begins today in Visakhapatnam, headquarters of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command, is a mega maritime event that will bring together 54 nations. President Pranab Mukherjee, who is also the Supreme Commander of the armed forces, will review 90 neatly assembled ships of the host nation and 22 other navies from the presidential yacht on February 6.

International Fleet Review 2016

International Fleet Review 2016: Foreign policy by other means?

Apart from being an elaborate ceremonial and ‘coming out’ party for a rejuvenated Indian Navy, the International Fleet Review-2016 is also a medium for its message: ‘united through the oceans', writes Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor

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History of fleet review: A Retrospective

A Naval Fleet Review is a long-standing tradition followed by navies all over the world. It is a grand occasion when every operational ship is spruced up, proudly displaying its crest and its company in a spirit of loyalty and allegiance to its sovereign and the state.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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