India’s China concerns

India concerned with Chinese push into IOR.

India holds major exercise in Arabian Sea, keeps tabs on China’s naval forays

Rajat Pandit| TNN 

NEW DELHI: India continues to keep an eagle eye on the increasing forays of Chinese warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), even as it is honing its maritime combat capabilities with major theatre-level operational readiness exercises on both the western and eastern seaboards for the first time this year.

India and China, of course, are engaged in some stepped-up shadow-boxing along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after the rival troops disengaged from 73-day eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation at Doklam near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction six months ago.

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