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Indian Military to Open New Facilities at Sea and in the Mountains to Counter China

The Indian military announced it will build a new naval facility in the Indian Ocean and restructure part of its deployment near the Himalayas near the border with China, both with an eye to counter Beijing’s increased assertiveness in those theaters.

The new navy base, INS Jatayu, will open soon in Lakshadweep, a series of small atolls over the southwestern coast near Kerala and will be used to make up for some of the losses that India suffered in the Maldives, where it was forced to remove its troops on the order of the country’s new president.

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