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Navy extends watch over the Indian Ocean region: Ministry of Defence

Now the IFC-IOR's partnership with the RCOC, Seychelles, allows the Indian Navy to focus its watch further south

Navy extends its watch over Indian Ocean region

The IFC-IOR primarily watches over the Northern Indian Ocean, through which run sea lines of communications (SLOCs) that carry 75 per cent of the world’s maritime trade and half of daily oil consumption

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
To enhance cooperation in the realm of maritime security, India’s high-tech control centre for monitoring traffic through the Indian Ocean Region agreed on Tuesday to cooperate with a similar body in Seychelles, in the southern Indian Ocean.

Set up by the Indian Navy in 2019 in Gurugram, the Information Fusion Centre for the Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Regional Coordination Operations Centre (RCOC), Seychelles.

“(This) aims to promote collaboration between the two centres towards enhancing maritime domain awareness, information sharing and expertise development,” the Ministry of Defence (MoD) stated on Wednesday.

The IFC-IOR is

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First Published: Feb 22 2023 | 7:45 PM IST

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