Asia Geopolitics

From China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific

The Diplomat‘s editors discuss recent naval procurement decisions and exercises across the Asia-Pacific region.

Ankit Panda
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran for
From China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific

JS Izumo.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Kaijō Jieitai

The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) and Prashanth Parameswaran (@TheAsianist) discuss naval and maritime security developments in the Asia-Pacific, including China’s launch of its first indigenously built aircraft carrier, IMDEX 2017 and Singapore’s procurement of new submarines, the Malabar 2017 exercise, Australia-India naval ties, and Japan’s deployment of the JS Izumo to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean.

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