By Deirdre Tynan • 05 October 2021 • 13:16
HMS Queen Elizabeth. Image: Wikipedia
A tensions with China mount, Carrier Strike Group said it “looks forward to a busy Autumn in the Indo-Pacific”.
In a demonstration of the UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt, as tension in the area with China grow, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) have conducted a series of engagements with regional partners including Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
In a further demonstration of this international deployment, over the next two weeks the CSG will navigate the South China Sea with ships and aircraft from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States.
Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said: “CSG continues to demonstrate our enduring commitment to global security and international alliances, from the Indo-Pacific to the Middle-East and beyond.
“Our engagement with our allies and partners will endure long after the CSG’s visits and exercises end, with the permanent deployment of HMS Tamar and HMS Spey to the Indo-Pacific and close cooperation with our Five Powers Defence partners around the world.
“Exercising and cooperation with like-minded allies is vital to tackle the common threats we face, contributing to a safer and more secure world,” he added on October 5.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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