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Five-nation naval drill involving Japan, France, others underway off India  

  • April 6, 2021
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All national papers took up an MSDF announcement that the three-day multinational naval exercise La Perouse involving forces of Japan, the U.S., France, Australia, and India began in the Bay of Bengal yesterday. The La Perouse exercise was reportedly orchestrated by France in an effort to deepen security coordination with the Quad members to deter China’s maritime advancement. The French Embassy in New Delhi reportedly said the drill will “further deepen mutual cooperation in the free and open Indo-Pacific.”  

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