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A P-8A Poseidon assigned to the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron 47.

The US and India practiced hunting subs for the first time since signing a deal making it easier to keep track of China

The US and India are improving their anti-submarine warfare capabilities and communications as China has steps up its sub patrols in the Indian Ocean.
Indian sailors aboard anti-submarine corvette INS Kadmatt arrive in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit in the Philippines, October 3, 2017.

India is beefing up its navy to counter China’s increasingly powerful fleet

India has watched China's increasingly active fleet venture into the Indian Ocean in recent years, and its making plans to maintain its advantage.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, September 1, 2014

2 of Asia’s biggest militaries are working on a deal that could give them an edge over China

India and Japan will reportedly discuss a deal that will allow each military to access bases and facilities run by the other, which would mirror similar deals India has made in recent years and would come as both countries seek to counter China.
Sri Lankan navy personnel welcome the Chinese navy ship Hai Yangdao, October 4, 2018.

The US and Japan are competing with China, and they’ve all got a small island country in their sights

China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific has worried the US, Japan, and others in the region, and they're looking to use their militaries to counter Beijing's outreach.

The US just cut a deal with a major ally that will put China’s submarines in their crosshairs

The US and India have been seeking closer ties for years. The latest deal they signed moves their militaries closer together — and will make it easier to hunt down enemy forces.
Sri Lankan soldiers during a rehearsal for Sri Lanka's 69th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo, February 2, 2017.

China is giving away a warship, and it’s the latest sign of the growing rivalry between Asia’s 2 most powerful militaries

India has watched with concern as China has courted countries throughout South Asia, seeking expanded economic and diplomatic relationships.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, December 12, 2015.

Japan is quietly gaining an edge amid a growing competition between India and China

India and China are jockeying for influence in around the Indian Ocean, but Japan, working with India, has growing its involvement in the region, looking to counter a rising China.
A Boeing P-8 Poseidon.

With an eye on China, India is looking to buy more US-made advanced sub-hunting planes

India is beefing up its military amid increasing Chinese naval activity in the Indian Ocean.
A speed boat passes oil docks at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 186 miles east of the Strait of Hormuz, January 17, 2012.

India is steering a tricky path through US allies and foes in South Asia

India is working with India to develop a trade route to Afghanistan — and the US appears resigned to their cooperation.

Amid simmering tensions with China, India is looking to gain an advantage at sea

India and China both see themselves as the dominant power in Asia — and both countries are building their militaries to back that belief.