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India eyes military expansion

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  • India’s plan of Military expansion
  • India is working on expanding the military effectiveness of its outpost at the juncture of Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea
  • This includes creation of military infrastructure for greater naval presence in the islands which dominates the strategically important Malacca Strait.
  • The Navy also plans to commission its second Floating Dry Dock Navy (FDDN)
  • It will allow more naval ships to be maintained and serviced in the islands
  • The Navy is also in the process of constructing three forward operating bases (FOBs) in the islands — at Diglipur, Kamorta and at Campbell Bay
  • It will allow its Khukri class corvettes to be distributed across various locations in the archipelago