India, Australia Seal Deal to Use Each Other’s Military Bases

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India and Australia sealed a deal on Thursday to get access to each other’s military bases, the Indian foreign ministry said – a pact that would clear the way for more military exchanges and exercises in the Indo-Pacific.

The mutual logistic support agreement was signed during a virtual summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

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India has a similar pact with the United States which is seen as part of a broader security cooperation to balance China’s growing economic and military weight in the region.

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