The United States has begun military exercises with India in the Indian Ocean.
According to reports released by the US News Agency, US and Indian ships have launched joint military exercises in the Indian Ocean at a time when border tensions between India and China are at an all-time high. This indicates an increase in strategic cooperation between the United States and India.
According to the report, a spokesman for the Indian Navy said that the US Air Force carrier USS Nemetz was also involved in the exercise. Units from both countries will conduct passage exercises during these joint naval exercises in Indian waters near Pakistan.
“These exercises will enhance our expertise and enhance the capabilities of both navies,” Air Force Carrier Commander-in-Chief Rear Admiral Jim Kirk said in a statement on the exercises.
It is also worth mentioning here that two US warship carriers USS Nemetz and USS Ronald Reagan are stationed in the South China Sea. China claims ownership of the sea, which the United States does not recognize.
No official statement has been issued by India on China’s statement, but last week the Indian Foreign Ministry said that the China Sea is a common area of the world and India wants peace and stability in the region.
India is also expected to invite Australia to join the annual Malabar naval exercises. The United States, Japan and India take part in this annual naval exercise. Apparently, the purpose of the participation of these four countries is to warn China.