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India blocks Australian bid to join Exercise Malabar naval war games - ABC Online

India has declined an Australian request to take part in multilateral naval exercises in July over fears it could unnecessarily enflame diplomatic tensions with China. For a quarter of a century military assets from the United States and India, and ...and more »

Why Is India Excluding Australia From Naval Drills? - The Diplomat

Over the past quarter-century, the Malabar naval exercises have blossomed from a relatively mundane, low-level Indo-U.S. naval drill into a robust demonstration of geopolitical force joining the Indo-Pacific's three most powerful democracies. The ...and more »

China welcomes India's 'rejection' of Australian request to join Malabar exercise - Hindustan Times

China on Wednesday seemed to welcome India's move to “reject” a request from Australia to join this year's Malabar naval exercise, which involves India, Japan and the US and is usually held in the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean or West Pacific maritime ...and more »

India hasn't 'closed door' on Australia joining Malabar exercises - Livemint

New Delhi: India is looking to scale up its defence engagement with Australia from a bilateral to multilateral level in a calibrated manner by including it in naval exercises between India, US and Japan in the future, two people familiar with the ...and more »

What New Silk Road? Indians think theirs is the most influential country in Asia - Quartz

A large number of Indians believe their country is the most influential in Asia. Even as Beijing has taken giant strides in the past few years in its influence over the region, a new report shows 44% of the Indians surveyed believing that they have an ...and more »

China Pleased That India Turned Down A War Games Request From Australia - NDTV

New Delhi: Highlights. Australia asks to be part of July's naval exercises: news agency Reuters; Drills include US, Japan and India, Delhi rejects Australia: report; India worried that expanding naval drill will enrage China: report. PROMOTED ...and more »

Takehiko Nakao - Media India Group

It's not just China that is booming, the rest of Asia is also showing steady progress, while developing nations have their own obstacles to overcome, they are distinctly different from the issues of more developed economies, says Nakao. Takehiko Nakao ...and more »

China happy India not joining Malabar naval exercise - Times of India

BEIJING: China seemed to welcome India's decision to refuse a request from Australia in the Malabar naval exercise, which also involves Japan and the United States. The exercise is held annually in one of the three locations, the Indian Ocean, the West ...and more »

India rejects Australian request to join naval war games -

INDIA has turned down an offer to join Australian warships in a naval exercise with the United States, citing fears of antagonising China. According to reports by DNA India and Reuters, Beijing has previously warned about expanding the joint Malabar ...and more »