外文标题：India seeks its place in Indian Ocean ahead of Modi's China visit
NEW DELHI: Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to China in May, the government's Indian Ocean gambit is gathering momentum like it has never before. India has hardly merited consideration until now as a serious player in the maritime great game but that could all be changing with the government lining successive engagements with its neighbours spread across the Indian Ocean region.
In the latest instance, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj left on Tuesday for Oman where she is expected to focus on anti piracy operations in Indian Ocean. While India Monday signed a civil nuclear agreement with Sri Lanka, which the government expects will restore its primacy for the Indian Ocean island, Maldives foreign minister Dunya Maumoon quietly flew into New Delhi a day earlier to discuss with Swaraj the agenda for the upcoming visit by Modi to the archipelago.
在最新一起事件中，印度外长Sushma Swaraj于2月17日前往阿曼，预计主要讨论的是印度洋的打击海盗行动。印度16日与斯里兰卡签署了民用核能协议，印度政府希望能借此恢复对这个印度洋岛国的主导地位，而马尔代夫外长Dunya Maumoon一天前悄悄飞往新德里，与印度外长讨论莫迪即将对该群岛访问的行程。
Swaraj will also visit Colombo in the first week of March to cull out talking points for Modi's return visit to Sri Lanka. Modi himself will embark on a 4-nation Indian Ocean yatra, perhaps one of the most ambitious visits ever undertaken by an Indian prime minister, starting March 10.
Modi's foreign policy is super hit...
Nitin Hirey (Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind)
I thought India Ocean is of India only.But the news force me to think that we dont have place in our own backyard.
This government is moving forward
Mohanlal DotCom (USA)
Modi will bring China to its knee.
Perry Kamath (Location) replies to Mohanlal DotCom
I think you talk before you think. One should read world history first , before making comments. China vis a great civillizational country with a long history and not a banana republic. You BJP guys are just ignorant
narasa.rao24 (Hyd) replies to Mohanlal DotCom
Peacemaker (New Delhi)
Well its high time India wakes up to the imposing Chinese designs in the region. Modi should next try to set up some sort of bases (maritime as well as inland) in and around the sub-continent. China already controls ports in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan so India should also send signals that it is seized of the matter and responding.