India looks to boost naval power amid China’s expansion in the Indian Ocean

China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean has led to New Delhi's greater focus on maritime security. PHOTO: INDIAN NAVY/FACEBOOK
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NEW DELHI - The Indian Navy has placed an order for 200 supersonic cruise missiles at a cost of US$2.5 billion (S$3.4 billion) as part of a modernisation drive to counter China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean.

The missiles will be made by BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russia joint venture.

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