Malabar: Australian message to China


After a gap of 13 years, Australian forces joined their counterparts from the

United States, Japan and India (not 2020) an annual naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal in a move widely seen as sending a message to China, the South China Morning Post reports.

The three-day Malabar exercise off India’s southernmost coast comes amid increasing strain in the relationships between each of the four countries and China, and has been interpreted by many experts as a demonstration of resolve in the face of Beijing’s increasingly muscular foreign policy.

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