Amidst Doklam standoff, China looks to increase reach in Indian Ocean

chinanavyAmidst the Doklam standoff, the Chinese navy is now eyeing the Indian Ocean in a bid to extend its reach. Throwing open its strategic South Sea Fleet (SSF) base in the coastal city of Zhanjiang to a group of Indian journalists for the first time, People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) officials say the Indian Ocean is a common place for the international community.

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