Joint exercises of 4 countries in the South China Sea

Last Updated on June 19, 2024 8:56 am

A two-day military exercise was held in the South China Sea with the participation of the navies of the United States, Canada, Japan and the Philippines. The exercise was held in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.

This was reported on the US Pacific Fleet website on Monday. It is said that this exercise was organized as part of maritime cooperation activities to ensure free movement of ships.

Through this exercise, the commitment of these four countries to strengthen regional security and stability has been reiterated. Four warships participated in the exercise. It conducts various exercises to enhance coordination among the armed forces.

Earlier in April, the Philippines participated in joint naval exercises with Japan, Australia and the United States. Manila is leaning towards these countries in response to China’s increasingly aggressive behavior in the South China Sea.

China has been claiming ownership over the entire strategic sea lanes of the South China Sea. The Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam have objected to it. Three lakh crores worth of goods are transported on this route annually.

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