Malacca Manoeuvres

Exercise called “Peace and Friendship 2015”.

China and Malaysia’s first-ever joint military exercise is an important strategic move

BY SUMATHY PERMAL

MALAYSIA is in a pivotal position, located midway between two key oceans – the Indian and Pacific. The Strait of Malacca (SOM) is the front yard of Malaysia’s security and is a vital maritime security artery for the country, especially for the movement of naval vessels from the Royal Malaysian Navy’s principal base in Lumut to other parts of the country.

The National Defence Policy of Malaysia 2010 demarcates the strait, including its entrance and exit, as geographical areas of Malaysia’s vital interests.

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Source: thestar.com.my

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