India Australia sign security pact to use each other’s military bases

The Indian foreign ministry has said that India and Australia have sealed a deal to get access to each other’s military bases,. This pact would clear the way for more military exchanges and exercises in the Indo-Pacific.

The agreement allows Indian and Australian military ships and aircraft to refuel and access maintenance facilities at each other’s bases, as reported by AlJazeera

This comes in weeks after Indian and Chinese military were at a serious standoff on one of their disputed borders. The deal is being seen as an attempt to balance China’s growing economic and military power in the region.

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