Thursday, May 30, 2024

Germany to deploy warship in Indian Ocean in view of China’s ambitions

It’s a news which wouldn’t please the China Communist Party (CCP), Germany has decided to send one of its warships to patrol the Indian Ocean as a part to keep in check China’s influence in the region.

In a startling development, Germany’s defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told the Sydney Morning Herald that a German frigate is set to patrol the Indian Ocean next year in a bid to ensure the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.

“We hope to be able to deploy next year,” she said “We will be spending more on defence in 2021 than in 2020 despite the fact that (the pandemic) has hit our budgets.

“Now the key is the translate this into real muscle. I am convinced territorial disputes, violations of international laws and China’s ambitions for global supremacy can only be approached multilaterally.”

Meanwhile, India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met his Germany counterpart Niels Annen on Monday. Shringla arrived in Berlin from France on the second leg of his three-nation European tour which also includes the United Kingdom.

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