US, India Cooperation

The Indian Ocean is featuring more prominently in discussions among the three Asian giants.

Expanding US-Japan-India Cooperation in the Indian Ocean

By Jessie Daniels

One of the focus areas within the growing trilateral cooperation between the United States, Japan and India is the Indian Ocean.

Covering one-fifth of the water on the Earth’s surface, the Indian Ocean generates vital long-term trade flows and energy interests, particularly for Asia. However, tensions between China and India in their waters are increasing as New Delhi grows concerned about the expansion of PLA Navy submarine deployments in what it considers its backyard.

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