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In an editorial “Expanding Horizons”, The Nation observed that nothing much can be done about this unless the country starts investing heavily in improving its sea power”.
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“In military matters, the armed forces` naval department lies virtually ignored compared to other arms of defence. However, even though experts on this side might be getting perturbed by India`s increasing naval capacity, for once, trumping Pakistan has really not crossed the minds of the top Indian naval brass,” it said.
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“China`s investment into Gwadar, Hambantota port in Sri Lanka and Sanodia deepwater port in Bangladesh is a means of opening up routes along the Indian Ocean and to counter Western pressure to keep expansionism to a minimum in the South China Sea. The rationale behind this is sound on the Chinese side; if Chinese influence is expanding along to fronts, it will be harder for any rivals to keep it in check.”
It added “in steps India, as the only viable candidate to oppose this growing influence”.
“The joint naval exercise planned for later this year will have Japan, India and the US as participants. The inclusion of India in particular is a clear indication of it looking to set itself against China.”