The US Navy is conduction twin service operations and exercises in the South China Sea in a bid to help free and open Indo-Pacific region. The exercises come amid the bitter border dispute between India and China.
US Navy conducts exercises in South China Sea. (Image: Twitter)
- US Navy carried out exercises in South China Sea
- US Navy stated the exercises are to help free Indo-Pacific region
- This comes after US moved troops to southeast Asia region
The US Navy is conduction twin service operations and exercises in the South China Sea in a bid to help free and open Indo-Pacific region. The exercises come amid the bitter border dispute between India and China that has been occurring for months in the Ladakh region.
“USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) are conducting dual carrier ops in the South China Sea to support free and open Indo-Pacific,” stated Lt Cmdr Sean Brophy, Accreditation in Public Relations and Military Public Affairs Officer for Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.
The US had earlier moved its troops from Europe to bolster help in direction of different nations in Asian region, together with India, in opposition to the Chinese army advances.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that the Chinese threat to India and Southeast Asian nations is among the causes America is lowering its troop presence in Europe and deploying them to different locations.
When requested why the US had decreased the variety of troops in Germany, Pompeo stated that if US troops have been not there, it was as a result of they have been being moved to different locations.
He stated the actions of the ruling Chinese Communist Party meant there have been “threats to India, threats to Vietnam, threats to Malaysia, Indonesia and the South China Sea problem.”
“We are going to verify the US army is postured appropriately to satisfy the challenges,” he stated.