Australian Defense Minister Announced – Will Increase Cooperation With India to Deal With China
Australia has announced to increase cooperation with India to deal with growing threats from China in the Indian Pacific region. Australia’s Defense Minister Linda Reynolds has said that Australia will continue to deepen its ties with like-minded India, in support of a shared vision of a more secure, open, inclusive and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. China is increasing its interference in the resource-rich region.
Reynolds said the recent joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean reflected the strong ties between the two countries as a broad strategic partnership. Last week, the Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy conducted a two-day joint exercise in the north-eastern region of the Indian Ocean. This was the first major military exercise by India and Australia after a landmark deal was signed in June to enhance their ties to a broader strategic partnership and mutual access to military bases for logistical support.…MORE