NIGHTWATCH Extract: Indian Ocean Chinese Lake

02 China, 03 India

China-Burma (Myanmar): Xinhua reported two Chinese navy ships from the 5th Escort Task Group — the Caohu and Guanhzhou – called at Myanmar’s Thilawa Port on 29 August. The visit is to last five days to promote good relations.

Comment: This is the first time Chinese naval ships have called at a port in Burma. It also is a direct challenge to Indian naval dominance of the Indian Ocean region.


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