“The US wants to turn India into a center for resupplying and maintenance of naval vessels in South Asia as part of its military buildup against China in the region, Nikkei Asia reported Thursday.

The US has no military bases in India but has been working on increasing military ties with New Delhi in recent years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Washington and signed a slew of defense agreements with President Biden…

The US Navy is working on signing deals with Indian shipyards as part of the effort. The idea is to make it easier for US warships and warplanes to operate in the region without having to travel too far for maintenance.”