外文标题：Eye on China, India and US set to ramp up joint naval drills
NEW DELHI: India and the US are set to deepen and broaden their bilateral military exercises to include more warfare components involving nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. They would also invite more countries to join the Malabar exercises as the two nations share concerns about the growing Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean.
Both the Indian and US navies have been warily watching the growing Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean, especially its submarine manoeuvres. In the recent weeks, India conveyed its displeasure to the Sri Lankan government at least twice over its decision to permit Chinese submarines to dock in its ports.
According to dependable sources, India and US officials have had detailed discussions, including at the Defence Policy Group meeting in Washington DC, on stepping up the bilateral naval exercises. The decision involves a series of steps, starting with increasing the nuclear submarine and aircraft carrier warfare components.
The two sides are also looking at adding both army and air force components to the traditionally naval exercise.
Gud move by govt., best way 2 counterweigh chinese aggression. Hope japan or vietnam joins it too
R G Krishnan (Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind)
India would definitely need an outside support to counter China. Along with US India can certainly humble China which is now wagging its dragon tails with Srilankan support.
rajat lahiry (Navi Mumbai)
American defence manufacturers should also immediately engage with Indian companies to start manufacture of high tech arms in India.
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china will take our land and us will take our money.
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manoj k ()
Take the trilateral exercises into south china sea..! , Invite Japan into this in the next stage. If possible invite Taiwan as well..!
Ganguly K ()
India should mull over sending aircraft career in Vietnam sea to support oil rig operations in collaboration with Vietnam.....
keerthikumar Kumar (Bangalore)
Balance of power most important, as technology improves, the defencce of the country should match with others.Again, Govt of India should allocate more fund to R& D of defence
Infidel Warrior (Hira)
India will regret her decision to ally with US in the years to come..... America can never be trusted. They want to destabilize the Indian sub-continent so as to dump their arsenal at skyrocketing prices..