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PREMIUM OPINION: Indian Ocean – the dragon’s new swimming hole

16th April 2021 - 20:13 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific


A Type 052D destroyer of the PLA Navy at sea.

The Indian Ocean region is hotting up as an arena for great power competition, as China boosts its presence there.

On 7 April the USN issued a press release detailing the movement of USS John Paul Jones, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, 130nmi west of the Lakshadweep Islands and inside the Indian exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

The operation was conducted without requesting Indian consent but in accordance with international ...

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