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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 10, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and ships from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the Indian navy transit the Pacific Ocean during exercise Malabar 2011, a bilateral training operation with the Indian navy. Ronald Reagan is operating in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray/Released) Courtesy: Wikipedia
9 October 2015

Malabar: Modi Government misses an opportunity as annual exercise slumps

This week, the US and Indian navies will meet in the Bay of Bengal for the Malabar exercise, a series that began 23 years ago and represents a powerful signal of convergence in the Indo-Pacific. Yet if we take a broader perspective, we see that Malabar has lost some of the momentum it built up in the mid-2000s.

image (4) Courtesy: DIVatUSAID/Flickr
7 October 2015

G20 lacking ambition on climate change

The communique from the first ever G20 Energy Ministerial in Istanbul, an initial response to the call from G20 leaders at last year's summit to meet and progress nine agreed principles on energy collaboration, is more notable for what has not been progressed.