Concerns about China’s ‘gross aggression’ shared across Quad: U.S. officials

This is about the free world versus Chinese authoritarianism, State Department officials say A senior State Department official cited ‘sudden’ and “gross aggression” by China as a concern of the Quad, in response to a question on whether Quad members other than the U.S. were less “forward-leaning” on countering the …

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India, Japan navies match skills in northern Arabian Sea

The 4th edition of the biennial India and Japan naval exercise JIMEX-20 is under way in the North Arabian Sea, the Navy said. This is the first exercise following the conclusion of the mutual logistics support agreement early this month. The maritime cooperation has significantly increased between the two sides …

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Three-day India-Japan naval exercise in North Arabian Sea begins

The 4th edition of the biennial India and Japan naval exercise JIMEX-20 is under way in the North Arabian Sea, the Navy said. This is the first exercise following the conclusion of the mutual logistics support agreement early this month. The maritime cooperation has significantly increased between the two sides …

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Quad countries deliberating on common approach on 5G technology

The US, India, Japan and Australia are exploring to evolve a common approach on 5G telecom technology, expanding their strategic cooperation under the framework of Quadrilateral coalition or “Quad” which was primarily focused on the Indo-Pacific region. Officials of the four countries discussed the issue at a virtual meeting of …

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Lanka scraps Japan-funded rail project

Sri Lanka’s President has ordered the termination of a $1.5-billion Japanese-funded light rail project, saying it is not a “cost-effective solution” for the congested capital Colombo, officials said on Thursday. The deal signed under the previous government is the largest single foreign-funded infrastructure project in Sri Lanka, and was seen …

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