India refuses to include Australia in naval drills 'over China backlash' - Arab News

A US aircraft carrier prepares to take part in the Malabar military drills, off Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa in this file photo. (Reuters). NEW DELHI: India has rejected an Australian request to take part in joint naval exercises with the US ...

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. Malabar naval exercise ...