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ADECS 2018: India outlines security threats

1st February 2018 - 15:16 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore

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India is extremely wary of the maritime inroads that China is making into the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Indeed, some analysts are alleging that China is ‘India’s greatest security threat’.

Speaking at the ADECS 2018 conference in Singapore, Anil Jai Singh, a retired Indian Navy (IN) commodore and vice president and head of the Delhi branch of the Indian Maritime Foundation think tank, said ‘in the Indo-Pacific, China’s domination is succeeding perhaps beyond its own expectations’.

Singh described the IOR as China’s ‘next frontier’ via its strategy of establishing bases in Djibouti and Gwadar (or more likely at Jiwani or

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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