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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 »

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

The Malabar exercises began as India-US drills in 1992 but have included Japan since 2014. Photo: Latest News » · CBI won't disclose expenses incurred to bring back Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi · Donald Trump Jr to hold business meetings in Delhi, Mumbai ...and more »

India won't include Australia in naval drills, fears China backlash - The Asian Age

India's ties with Beijing have soured over a territorial dispute in the Himalayas and China's military support of Pakistan. Naval warships, aircraft carriers and submarines from the U.S., India and Japan are conducting joint military exercises off ...and more »

China welcomes reports of India rejecting Australia's request to join naval exercises - The Indian Express

Last year Chinese media sharply criticised the Malabar exercises saying that they are designed to target China. 2. Shares. Share. By: PTI | Beijing | Published: May 31, 2017 6:00 pm. Indian Navy ships, Indian Navy, South east Asia and Indian Navy ...and more »

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

A report, quoting anonymous officials, said India had rejected Australia's request to join the drill to avoid a hostile reaction from China. world Updated: May 31, 2017 17:55 IST. Sutirtho Patranobis Hindustan Times, Beijing. Chinese foreign ministry ...and more »

India rejects Australia's proposal for naval drill; China 'happy' - Zee News

Beijing: A day after a report suggested that India has rejected Australia's request to participate in joint naval exercises with the United States of America and Japan, China on Wednesday said it was "happy" to know about that. News agency Reuters had ...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 »

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

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 upper hand. The Indian perception is largely in contrast to what many other Asian ...and more »