Under its plan to manage China’s influence, a German frigate will patrol the Indian Ocean under Berlin’s plan to manage Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Germany’s Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told The Sydney Morning Herald that a German frigate will patrol the Indian Ocean next year. The country’s naval presence in the Indo-Pacific will help safeguard the rules based order, she also said.
“We will be spending more on defence in 2021 than in 2020 despite the fact that [the Covid-19 pandemic] has hit our budgets. Now the key is to translate this into real muscle.
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