The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program presents a weekly selection of links illuminating the changing security picture in this increasingly connected super-region.
- The official transcript of President Obama's remarks at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Dehli earlier this week. C Raja Mohan on the strategic significance of the summit.
- The Indian defence blog LiveFist has a breakdown of the renewed India-US defence framework, including research into hand-held surveillance drones.
- However, one of the big ticket items was an agreement to collaborate on 'aircraft carrier technology sharing and design', and specifically on electro-magnetic launch systems.
- CNAS has published another report in its 'Maritime Strategy Series'. This one is a data-driven analysis of the South China Sea dispute.
- How did the massacre of 44 police officers in the Philippines happen?
- Is the US falling behind in its dominance of undersea warfare? Is so, this certainly has implications for the Indo-Pacific.
- More news in submarines. Russia is building SSBNs at a rapid pace, but their effectiveness is being questioned. Also, there are reports that the US and India are expanding naval intelligence cooperation.