Tensions have been running highTensions have been running high between Beijing and New Delhi as the two nations continues to wrestle for greater influence over the Maldives. The rivalry escalated after Maldivian president Mr Abdulla Yameen signed up to China's One Belt One Road initiative. This move will see China pumping billions of dollars into new trade initiative. Spat continued after 11 Chinese warships entered into Indian Ocean in a massive show of strength.
To counter China's growing influence in the Indian Ocean, India creates terrifying new island military base at Seychelles, north of Madagascar as a major warning to China. The facility off the coast of Africa will include an airbase as well as naval installtaions.The new military base at Assumption Island Seychelles is expected to be used as a staging post for the Indian Navy, allowing ships to refuel and refit. This location is a major strategic chokepoint between major shipping lines. Half of the world's oil supply passes through these lanes every day. Reported Express UK.
All these show of strength leading to where? I would like to know the opinion of our members.