A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel (right) passes near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013. Photo: Kyodo A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel (right) passes near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013. Photo: Kyodo
A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel (right) passes near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

Japan’s ground troops to get transport ships amid concerns over China’s military build-up in Indo-Pacific

  • The vessels for the Ground Self-Defense Forces will be deployed in 2024 to supply ammunition, fuel and provisions to personnel stationed in the country’s outlying islands
  • Analysts say this makes them ideal for resupply operations should Tokyo need to send troops to the Diaoyu Islands, which are also claimed by mainland China and Taiwan

Topic |   Japan
A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel (right) passes near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013. Photo: Kyodo A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel (right) passes near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013. Photo: Kyodo
A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel (right) passes near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013. Photo: Kyodo
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