FEATURE | The rising tide in the Andaman Sea

Late last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The union territory, far from the Indian mainland and often forgotten in its history, is the location of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), India’s first and so far its only tri-service command. Modi’s visit highlighted steady security developments in and around the Andaman Sea, reflecting the revival of those waters’ strategic value.

COLUMN | “My enemy’s enemy is my friend” – China boosts Pakistan sea power [Naval Gazing]

Since its creation in 1947, the Pakistan Navy (PN) has sourced its warships from a number of countries, including the USA, UK, France and China. Long-standing duties of the PN include the protection of the nation’s sea lines of communication, securing Pakistan’s coastal areas against terrorist incursions, and participation in multi-national maritime security operations.

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