Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

Indonesia said on Friday, September 17, it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighboring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with the United States and Britain. Known as AUKUS, the alliance will see Australia get the technology to deploy nuclear-powered submarines as… Continue reading Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

Australia to get US nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

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The United States, Britain, and Australia said on Wednesday, September 15, they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the… Continue reading Australia to get US nuclear submarine technology as China looms large