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17 October 2017

India, which has the capacity to be a net security provider in the Indian Ocean Region, views the growing presence of China in the area with some suspicion and has sought to build a collective security framework with other Indian Ocean littoral states. India, Australia and the United States can play an important role by co-operating more closely in maintaining a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean Region.

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05 October 2017

News from the CEO

  • 17 October 2017
    What’s Next?

    The Communist Party of China will hold its 19th Party Congress on 18-24 October. The Indo-Russian army, navy and air force Indra exercises will be held on 19-29 October.  

  • 10 October 2017
    What’s Next?

    On 12 October, US President Trump is expected to give a decision on the de-certification of the Iran nuclear deal. In southern Yemen, a million-man march is planned for 14 October. China will receive natural gas exports from Kazakhstan on 15 October.

  • 3 October 2017
    What’s Next?

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Djibouti and Ethiopia on 3 October. The Africa-France Business Forum will be held in Nairobi on 5-6 October. The US-Sri Lanka CARAT 2017 naval exercise runs at Trincomalee until 7 October.

  • 26 September 2017
    What’s Next?

    Fortnight-long China-Pakistan air force drills will conclude on 27 September. South African trade union federation COSATU will hold a nationwide strike on 27 September to protest state capture and corruption.


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