The Taiwan Tangle: What’s happening in East Asia | In our Defence, Ep 19

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A day after the visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, China launched unprecedented live-fire military drills in the waters and in the airspace surrounding the island of Taiwan. China said it conducted “precision missile strikes” in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday. The military exercises by China have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades.

In this episode of In Our Defence, our host Dev Goswami and “Def-Savvy” Abhishek Bhalla, national bureau head, focus on these developments, assessing why China reacted the way it did. What happens in these drills? What is the process of these drills and how do the officers go about it? What is the objective given to them? They also delve into the US factor and assess how the US and China stack up militarily.

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Produced by Anna Priyadarshini
Sound mix by Kapil Dev Singh
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