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Friday, August 28, 2015

India teams up with Australia in maritime co-operation after China sends nuclear submarine into Indian Ocean

Type 039 (Song) class SSKAustralia and India have joined hands and entered into a bilateral maritime co-operation in response to a war game that sparked off after a Chinese nuclear submarine entered the Indian Ocean for the first time late last year.

The exercise, which will take place in Bay of Bengal, will have a Collins-class submarine, a P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft, frigates and a tanker sent by Australia.

The India-United States war game will also include Japan this year. China is apparently not quite pleased with Japan’s growing involvement in Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean.

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