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Concern Over China’s Growing Naval Presence Dominates Australian Indian Ocean Gathering

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The foreign ministers from Australia and India both issued veiled critiques of China’s military build-up in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) at a conference hosted by both countries in the western Australian city of Perth on Friday.

The gathering brought together 400 representatives from twenty countries to discuss a variety of issues in the IOR on everything from climate change to the widening impact of the war in Gaza on international shipping.

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