Warships deployed in south china for expansion of security ties with friendly countries: India


On Wednesday (Aug 4), Officials said that India would send a naval task force to the South China Sea this month to strengthen security relations with friendly countries, signaling the country’s desire to play a larger role in regional efforts to challenge China.
The Indian military has generally avoided antagonizing China, but the tone has hardened since last year’s confrontations between soldiers on the disputed land frontier. To counter China, the administration has forged stronger ties with the United States.
The Indian Navy stated that four ships, including a guided-missile destroyer and a missile frigate, will be deployed for two months to Southeast Asia, the South China Sea, and the Western Pacific.
The military stated that the deployment “seeks to emphasize the operational reach, peaceful presence, and solidarity with friendly nations to ensure good order in the maritime domain.”
A US aircraft carrier group commanded by the USS Ronald Reagan entered the South China Sea regularly in June. A British carrier group will conduct maneuvers in the Philippine Sea later this month.
According to the Navy, the Indian ships will take part in annual joint military drills with the US, Japan, and Australia off the coast of Guam as part of their deployment.
The Quad, an informal organization that US President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing to confront an aggressive China, is made up of the four countries.


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