Two major military-political alliances are being formed in the Pacific and Indian Oceans region. They consist of Western states on the one hand and Russia and China on the other, the authors of the American edition of Popular Mechanics (PM) believe.
PM analysts recall the recent formation of the AUKUS block with the participation of the USA, Australia, and the UK. The military of these countries has already conducted Maritime Partnership Exercise exercises in the Bay of Bengal, which involved two nuclear aircraft carriers, missile cruisers, and destroyers. At the same time, Russian and Chinese ships made their first joint patrol in the Sea of Japan and in the Pacific Ocean, experts of the publication note.
"The Indo-Pacific region is united into two power blocks, as these two parallel exercises clearly show," the article says.
Russia and China do not intend to calmly look at the growing military activity of the West in the Indo-Pacific region and coordinate their actions, observers warn Popular Mechanics.