September 4, 2007

NOT INVITING TAIWAN IS CRAVEN:

Five-nation naval exercise begins (Subir Bhaumik, 9/04/07, BBC News)

The navies of the United States, Australia, India, Japan and Singapore have begun a massive naval exercise, codenamed "Malabar", in the Bay of Bengal.

Thirty-four ships and submarines from the five countries have joined the six-day exercise, about 100 nautical miles off the Andaman archipelago.

Some analysts say the war games are an attempt by these countries to contain China's growing power.


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 4, 2007 10:45 AM
Comments

Yes.

Posted by: erp at September 4, 2007 11:49 AM

Can anyone guess how many countries contributed CV/CVN's?

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 4, 2007 2:20 PM

Well, not a CV but India did contribute INS Viraat, a 50 year old "Century Class" carrier. 30 Sea Harriers. I suppose about like our Iwo Jima class.

Posted by: Bob at September 4, 2007 4:03 PM

Orwell watch; one of the Oceania operations against East-Asia (China) or Eurasia (Russia)
was along the Mallabar front.

Posted by: narciso at September 4, 2007 7:09 PM

Does anyone really think there weren't Taiwanese observers at these exercises?

Posted by: Brooks at September 5, 2007 12:12 AM

Bob: That's the point. What the rest call a "carrier" is not what we call a carrier.

What others call a carrier we call a smaller amphib.

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 5, 2007 4:13 AM
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