Maritime Information Center starts working in India
As a home to 80% world oil trade flow, Indian Maritime Information Center started to work.
An Information Fusion Centre started working in India. It aims to work as a single point center, linking all the coastal radar chains of the countries bordering the Indian Ocean.
Local daily The Hindu reported that New Delhi has offered member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) to use the facility to track the movement of vessels on the high seas. Some 21 countries are members of the IORA, including Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE, and Yemen.
The center will provide "maritime domain awareness" and coordinating activities, through "information sharing, cooperation and expertise development; along with partner nations and agencies,” according to information about the center on Indian Navy website.
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