China concern over Indo-India deal

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China warns of ‘military race’ over India’s islands deal

A deal between India and Indo­nesia to develop strategically located ports on either side of the eastern entrance to the Malacca Strait has prompted Beijing to warn that any attempt to militarise the zone connecting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea could ignite a regional “military race”.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the agreement — one of 15 inked with Indonesian President Joko Widodo — during a one-day visit to Jakarta on Wednesday…

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