India allows US Navy to operate from its naval bases

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posted on Jun, 13 2005 @ 01:39 AM
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In return for access to sixteen US bases in the South Pacific, India will offer refueling, berthing, maintenance and R&R facilities to the American forces in Mumbai, Kochi, Vishakapatnam, and possibly the Andamans, and prime minister Manmohan Singh may agree to this when he visits the United States shortly.

First proposed in 1999, this agreement hung fire, until defence minister Pranab Mukherjee and the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, accepted this in principle, while clarifying each side’s goal in this, and India is clear about extending its naval reach to the South China Sea and the Pacific.

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Boy China must be weary !






 
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