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Asia Pacific

ASIA PACIFIC

  • BAY OF BENGAL:  Australia sends signal to China as it rejoins US, Japan and India for Malabar naval exercise. It shows strength after deterioration in ties between the four nations and Beijing. The Malabar exercise will see warships exercising in the Bay of Bengal near the Malacca Strait, a natural choke point and later in the Arabian Sea, along some of the world’s busiest trade routes.

SOURCES: SCMP STRAITSTIMES

 

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SOUTH ASIA

  • BAY OF BENGAL: India announced that Australia will join annual naval exercises scheduled with the United States and Japan, in a move that could raise concerns in China, which has previously criticised any joint drills as destabilising. India is hosting the Malabar drills in the Bay of Bengal.

SOURCE: REUTER

 

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