Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, front, and Chinese President Xi Jinping  lead countries keen to engage with the region over Indian Ocean development and conservation. Photo: AP Photo
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, front, and Chinese President Xi Jinping lead countries keen to engage with the region over Indian Ocean development and conservation. Photo: AP Photo

China looks to play key role in Indian Ocean development as New Delhi is snubbed for marine protection meeting

  • Virtual meeting hosted by a Chinese development agency addressed protection of the marine environment, the climate crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Forum attended by 17 countries could be viewed as attempt to develop alternative grouping, like the Quad, says scholar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, front, and Chinese President Xi Jinping  lead countries keen to engage with the region over Indian Ocean development and conservation. Photo: AP Photo
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, front, and Chinese President Xi Jinping lead countries keen to engage with the region over Indian Ocean development and conservation. Photo: AP Photo
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