The exercise is taking place in the backdrop of China's growing military posturing in the Indo-Pacific region and officials indicated that the issue is likely to figure during deliberations at the event.
PNB scam: ED attaches Choksi's properties worth Rs 1200 cr
The CBI official said that Nirav Modi has not shared anything with regard to his current location with the investigating agency. In response, Modi refused to join the investigation saying he has businesses overseas because of which he can not return.
Bobby Brown wants Nick Gordon 'locked up' and raped
Three years later, Houston's 22-year-old daughter was found unconscious and face down in her bathtub at her home in Georgia. Bobby doesn't even believe that drugs were in her system at the time of her death, contrary to a report from the L.A.
Australia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand and Oman are among countries that have confirmed their participation in the joint activity that starts on 6 March in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
However, he asserted that Maldives and India enjoy a "long history of excellent defence and military cooperation and it is a tradition that we are confident that will endure and continue indefinitely".
He said that China has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in Indian Ocean and that India has been monitoring their movements. The development comes a few days after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency. The opposition alliance, which includes the parties of former presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, said they had enlisted British lawyer Ben Emmerson to advise them on securing United Nations mediation in the crisis, reported AFP. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said India is keeping an eye on the situation and desires to see that democracy is fully restored in Maldives. Despite New Delhi's appeal, Maldives government has even extended the state of emergency citing security concerns. "The assertion by the Government of India that the extension of the State of Emergency by the People's Majlis was unconstitutional is a clear distortion of facts, which ignore the Constitution and Laws of the Maldives", the Maldives government had said in a statement.
The decision by Maldives has come at a time when there are concerns that China may be interfering with the affairs of the trouble-torn island nation.
March begins with rain and snow in forecast
It will be breezy, with a south wind of 10 to 20 miles per hour , gusting as high as 31 miles per hour , the weather service said. Afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s across NE FL, low to mid 80s in SE GA and upper 70s to low 80s along the beaches.
At long last ... JD Martinez joins Red Sox
Furthermore, Martinez is one of only 16 hitters to have hit three or more homers off the six-time All Star. Late last week, word had the Red Sox still awaiting the results of a physical before announcing the pact .
Williamson in doubt for second Black Caps ODI
The 27-year-old has been suffering from a mild hamstring strain and may well sit out of the next game. Latham's half-century in Hamilton was a key contribution as the Kiwis went 1-0 up on Sunday.
Iran establishes military base near Damascus
The photos show two hangars, each roughly 30 yards by 20 yards, used to store short- and medium-range missiles, Fox News reported. While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming meeting with Donald Trump next week would normally be the main topic.
Hope Hicks Resigns From White House
Hicks was one of Trump's first hires as he assembled a lean team of aides who would launch his improbable presidential campaign. Hicks took over as communications director in September after the hard , 11-day tenure of Anthony Scaramucci , who was sacked .