08 November, 2021
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Context: AUKUS could rock China’s boat in the Indo-Pacific
is an important topic for UPSE GS Paper2.
It is a trilateral security agreement between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced on September 16, is a landmark coalition for many reasons.
For India, Australia’s willingness to take on the role of the US/West’s sword arm in the region — an American military base on Australian soil to maintain and service the submarines is now inevitable — is a welcome development as this is a move to contain China. As the only country in the Quad with a long, and recently turned hot land border with China, India now has a little less to worry about on the maritime front with AUKUS in play. It also buys Delhi more time to beef up the country’s own naval capabilities.
Source: The Hindu
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