Interesting article expressing right concerns. Being a defence analyst, let …

Comment on US military base in Darwin: what risk to NT? by Col Ashok K Singh; Veteran.

Interesting article expressing right concerns. Being a defence analyst, let me add few more points.

1. Chinese will be fools if they allow US to mount such amphibious assaults. All mounting bases in Australia will become military targets at word ‘Go’. These mounting bases will be kept under active surveillance even in peace times. Will be very difficult to hide.

2. Such treaty makes Australia an active US military ally against China and will be treated as such in Chinese military plannings.

3. Chinese will make attempts to ambush such force at sea. Today they are capable. They may not first hit land targets within Australia.

4. Russia has made her intentions clear. To be with China in case of such military conflict.

May be it is time to make Commonwealth strong. Member countries of Commonwealth are strong enough to defend their own interests. India with no external military aspirations can play a big role.

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