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ROHINGYA CRISIS: A POTENTIAL MARITIME QUAGMIRE FOR INDIA

Whilst the issue of Rohingya refugees/ illegal immigrants in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia have been widely covered by the international media, there has been no mention, even in the Indian media, about the presence of nearly 40,000 of Rohingyas in India. With Bangladesh and Myanmar hardening their stance on not allowing the influx through the land borders, the ingress through land would become increasingly difficult and consequently, the sea route becomes the obvious alternative.

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MAKING WAVES: FORTNIGHTLY E-NEWS BRIEF 1- 15 Oct 2017

17-10-2017    

Making Waves’ is a compilation of maritime news and news analyses drawn from national and international online sources. Drawn directly from original sources, minor editorial amendments are made by specialists on maritime affairs. It is intended for academic research, and not for commercial use.

E-News Brief

‘BEYOND HARDWARE AND TECHNOLOGY’: THE INTANGIBLES OF CHINA’S NAVAL POWER (PART 3)

This is the final part of a three-part series on the intangibles of China's naval power. Parts 1 and 2 assessed China’s naval doctrine at the ‘military-strategic’ and ‘operational’ levels. Part 3 undertakes an assessment of the intangible elements of China’s naval power at the ‘tactical’ level, including the quality, disposition and employment of the ‘man behind the machine.’

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MELAKA GATEWAY PORT: AN ANALYSIS

China’s geoeconomics and geostrategic intentions in the Straits of Malacca are unveiled in its generous assistance to Malaysia for the Melaka Gateway Port project. The in-progress equation is incomplete without Singapore since the project aims to impact Singapore’s established position as a maritime hub in the Malacca Strait.

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DOMESTIC CRUISE TOURISM IN INDIA: AN ASSESSMENT

The advent of domestic cruise tourism in India is a relatively new phenomenon, although it is a well-known industry around the world. Many coastal countries, particularly island countries, are dependent on cruise tourism for their economic growth. With a 7,516-km long coastline, India has immense potential to develop a domestic cruise industry, which could significantly contribute to economic growth of the country.

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BIMSTEC: WHERE INDIA’S ‘NEIGHBOURHOOD FIRST’ AND ‘ACT EAST’ MEET

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation was established in 1997. Its members are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. On 11 August 2017, the 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting was held in Kathmandu. Addressing the meeting, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “For India, BIMSTEC is a natural choice to fulfil our key foreign policy priorities of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East’..”

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2nd NMF-RIIO Bilateral Dialogue

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