Bengal paper tiger

Africa Confidential Vol 57 No 3 | 5 February 2016
DJIBOUTI/CHINA
Concern about China’s new naval base in Djibouti is not going away after Indian forces spotted a Chinese submarine in the Bay of Bengal. China signed an agreement with Djibouti in 2014 to build its first base in the Indian Ocean region. No official Chinese confirmation came until last month when the Foreign Ministry confirmed the building of ‘logistical facilities’ in Djibouti.
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