INS Shivalik in Malabar 2017

The ports that will be jointly built by India and Japan along the Thailand-Myanmar border are aimed to counter the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China's aggressive manoeuvres in the Indo-Pacific region

New Delhi: To counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and aggressive manoeuvres in the Indo-Pacifi c region, India and Japan have decided to jointly build ports along the Thailand-Myanmar border, and in Sri Lanka under Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s ‘free and open Indo-Pacific strategy’, which includes provision of soft loans. Here’s a look: