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  • 15 August, 2022

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Garuda Shield: deterrence against Chinese Encroachment

Garuda Shield as deterrence against Chinese Encroachment

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the United States, Indonesia, and other nations are participating in joint military drills.


  • Since 2009, Garuda Shield has been a yearly military exercise.
  • The 2022 edition will be the biggest one due to the participation of numerous other nations, including Australia and Japan.
  • A total of more than 5,000 personnel from the US, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, and Singapore are participating in this year's Super Garuda Shield exercises, making them the largest since they began in 2009. The expanded drills are seen by China as a threat.
  • The United Kingdom, Canada, France, India, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor also sent observers to the exercises, which began early this month.
  • The drills include those for the army, navy, air force, and marines.
  • Its goal is to support a free and open Indo-Pacific by enhancing capability, interoperability, trust, and cooperation.


  • Chinese has accused the US of building an Indo-Pacific alliance similar to NATO to limit China's growing military and diplomatic influence in the region.
  • The 14 nations involved in the training are signalling their stronger ties as China grows increasingly assertive in claiming virtually the entire South China Sea and holds exercises threatening self-ruled Taiwan.
  • China claimed part of Indonesia's exclusive economic zone in the northern region of the Natuna Islands. Jakarta has expressed concern about what it sees as Chinese encroachment in its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea
  • Indonesia sees the current exercises with the US as a deterrent in defence of the Natuna Islands, the drills are part of efforts to forge a united front against China's military buildup in the South China Sea.

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Source: The Indian Express

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