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India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent

Added 09-16-21 01:34:02pm EST - “The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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For India, the formation of the new Indo-Pacific coalition AUKUS—among Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—is welcome for a number of reasons. The objective of the coalition is to help Australia build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and deepen security cooperation in other areas, such as defense-related artificial intelligence and quantum computing, cyberwarfare, and underwater technologies.

From New Delhi’s perspective, the new coalition signals a strong political resolve in Washington to confront the growing security challenges from Beijing. In ending the long-standing taboo on transferring military nuclear propulsion technology even to its allies, the United States is also acknowledging that deterring China requires outside-the-box thinking.

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