India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant commences sea trials. Photo: AFP
India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant commences sea trials. Photo: AFP
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India steps up maritime presence in Asia-Pacific – just as US and China conduct separate exercises

  • The Indian Navy is deploying four warships to the South China Sea and the western Pacific as Beijing and Washington conduct separate naval drills there
  • Analysts say New Delhi wants to draw closer to Southeast Asia, with its ongoing border conflict with China pushing it to join US efforts to counter Beijing

India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant commences sea trials. Photo: AFP
India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant commences sea trials. Photo: AFP
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