India US Deny Plans for Joint Patrol

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  • A senior U.S. naval officer says Indian and U.S. officials have discussed joint naval patrols, though concrete steps are yet to be finalised.
  • This is a first indicator that India is reconsidering its reluctance to joint military policing with other countries. he U.S. officer’s statement comes in the light of a Reuters report claiming that the two sides have held talks on conducting joint naval patrols, including in the disputed South China Sea.
  • The report was denied by the U.S. State Department later. He refused to provide more specifics due to the “sensitivities” involved with the subject.