India looks to deploy naval liaisons at Madagascar, Abu Dhabi for information exchange

News: After joining Indian Ocean Commission(IOC) as Observer, India is looking to post Navy Liaison Officers at Regional Maritime Information Fusion Centre(RMIFC) in Madagascar and also at the European maritime surveillance initiative in the Strait of Hormuz(EMASOH) for improved Maritime Domain Awareness. Facts: RMIFC: It functions under the aegis of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)… Continue reading India looks to deploy naval liaisons at Madagascar, Abu Dhabi for information exchange

Information Fusion Centre (IFC) for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

News:The Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region(IFC-IOR) which was set up last year has started functioning as an information sharing hub of maritime data. Facts: About IFC-IOR: The IFC-IOR has been established at the Indian Navy’s Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in Gurugram, Haryana. It is the single point center linking all the… Continue reading Information Fusion Centre (IFC) for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

National Maritime Domain Awareness (NMDA) Project

Defence minister has visited the Information Management and Analysis Centre(IMAC) and Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) located at Gurugram. The two centres are under the National Maritime Domain Awareness (NMDA) Project.The NMDA project was launched in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister under SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the… Continue reading National Maritime Domain Awareness (NMDA) Project

Indian Navy launches Operation Sankalp in Gulf of Oman

The Indian Navy has launched Operation Sankalp to safeguard its vessels transiting through the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Navy has deployed stealth guided missile destroyers INS Chennai and patrol vessel INS Sunayna in the region for maritime security operations. Besides,aerial surveillance by naval aircraft is also being undertaken. The operation has… Continue reading Indian Navy launches Operation Sankalp in Gulf of Oman