Indian fighter jets on the deck on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise, which includes forces from Australia, Japan and the United States. Photo: AFP
Indian fighter jets on the deck on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise, which includes forces from Australia, Japan and the United States. Photo: AFP

‘Uncomfortable signal to China’: Japan’s Suga raises Hong Kong, South China Sea, Xinjiang in phone call with India’s Modi

  • Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga and India’s Narendra Modi hold phone call ahead of Quad meeting with US President Joe Biden and Australian leader Scott Morrison
  • The pair pledge to realise a free and open Indo-Pacific as Japan expresses concern over China’s ‘attempts to change status quo’ in disputed seas

Indian fighter jets on the deck on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise, which includes forces from Australia, Japan and the United States. Photo: AFP
Indian fighter jets on the deck on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise, which includes forces from Australia, Japan and the United States. Photo: AFP
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