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The recent participation of Japanese warships JS Izumo and JS Sazanami in the trilateral Malabar 2017 naval exercises (along with the Indian and US navies) marks the beginning of a new phase in Japan’s maritime power projection.

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If the US Navy’s 275-ship fleet does not reach the Pentagon’s goal of 355 vessels, Washington is "more or less incentivizing the [Chinese Navy] into thinking they could achieve a sphere of influence," Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Tuesday.

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A former Republican senator has suggested that the US strengthen the Indian Navy by outfitting it with nuclear weapons to send a "devastating" message to China and force it to back down from its "antagonistic stance" in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Sri Lanka's cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the island nation.

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Reliance Defence and Engineering, controlled by Reliance Infrastructure, said it ‘launched’ the first two of its five patrol vessels being built for the Indian Navy at its shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat.

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India’s Ministry of Defense has asked six foreign shipbuilders to respond to the Indian Navy’s long-delayed Project 75 India (P-75I) program, which is worth over $7.8 billion.

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Purchased from the US for enhancing the utilization of Indian Navy’s ship the US-made INS Jalashwa, six Sikorsky helicopters have failed to maintain desired levels of serviceability in six of seven years of its operations.

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Japan recently dispatched the largest warship it has built since World War II to a naval exercise here to signal its heightened commitment, alongside India and the U.S., to counter China’s expanding ambitions in the Indian Ocean.

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India has finally kick-started its "mother of all underwater defence deals" after an excruciating 10-year delay, with France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Spain and Japan being in the fray to build six advanced stealth submarines for an estimated Rs 70,000 crore ($10.9 billion) in collaboration with an Indian shipyard.

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US President Donald Trump approved a plan giving the country's navy greater freedom in operating in the South China Sea and put pressure on China's efforts to enlarge its military presence by artificially building reefs and atolls in the area.

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