Saudi Arabia’s oil refinery in Gwadar threatens China, may increase risk of Arab nation’s face off w

Pakistan’s latest announcement about Saudi Arabia’s investment in an oil refinery at the port city of Gwadar has set alarm bells ringing in the international arena. A Zero Hedge article claims that Pakistan’s move comes from a “desperate” need for funding to ward off a…

China bans US warship from docking in Hong Kong amid heightening tensions

China has blocked a US warship from a scheduled visit to a Hong Kong port amid rising tensions between the two nations over an ongoing trade war and new military sanctions. The USS Wasp was due to lay anchor off the former British colony in…

Make in India, Coastal & Maritime Security will top the Oman Military Delegation Agenda

Maritime security, Make in India, review on the Port of Duqm are some of the issues expected to be reviewed when accompanied by a high level defence delegation, Badr Bin Saud Bin Harib Al Busaidi the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Oman arrives in India…

Iran to handover Chabahar port to Indian firm for operation in a month: Iranian Minister

Iran to handover Chabahar port to Indian firm for operation in a month: Iranian Minister NEW DELHI: India and Iran have political goodwill to pursue infrastructure projects and continue energy trade overcoming challenges created by US withdrawal from the nuclear deal and subsequent sanctions, suggested…

Why are the US, Japan and India making a beeline for Trincomalee

The port town of Trincomalee in Eastern Sri Lanka is known for its scenic beauty eminently qualified to be featured in the National Geographic Channel. But historically, it has been noted for something very different – its strategic value as a naval base. Trincomalee’s military…

Sri Lanka will not allow China military use of Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka will not allow China to only use the Hambantota port for military purposes, Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has said. The Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka is located in the world’s busiest East-West shipping route and gives China a foothold in a region…

Japan Wants Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port To Be Military Free

Japan Wants Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port To Be Military Free COLOMBO: Japan wants Sri Lanka’s southern Hambantota port to be “free of military activities”, the visiting Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onedera has said amid concerns in the region over the leasing of the facility to…

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Aug. 15, 2018)

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) prepare to moor at the Port of Alaska in Anchorage. Momsen is visiting Anchorage in conjunction with the Arctic Maritime Symposium. The event, hosted by Alaskan Command, will provide a framework for experienced…

Hydrographic survey ship of Chinese Navy in Lanka on goodwill visit

A ship of the Chinese Navy has arrived at the port of Colombo on a four-day goodwill visit, the Sri Lankan Navy said. ‘Qian Weichang’, the ship of the (PLAN), was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lankan Navy in accordance with the force’s traditions upon…

China’s base in Sri Lanka part of its dominant Indian Ocean presence

Sri Lanka recently announced it was shifting its naval base from Galle to Hambantota Port – considered “China-controlled” with a major role in China’s Belt and Road initiative. Sri Lanka has informed China that Hambantota cannot be used for military purposes, while China says the…