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Japan's military chief warns on China naval expansion

New Indian Ocean bases will support military activity in region

Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army stand on a ship sailing off from a military port in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province on July 11, 2017.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Japan's top military officer has sounded the alarm over the expansion of Chinese naval operations in the Indian Ocean.

Speaking with the Nikkei Asian Review and other media in New Delhi, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan's Chief of the Joint Staff, warned that the Chinese navy is steadily expanding the scope of its operations, referring to the country's rapid military build-up and its move to open a naval base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

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