What’s Behind the First India-Singapore-Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise?

What’s Behind the First India-Singapore-Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise?

This week, India finally hosted a trilateral maritime exercise that it had been mulling with Singapore and Thailand. As the exercise continues to be held through this week, it deserves attention both on its own terms as well as within the context of broader trends in the Indo-Pacific region. As I have noted before in these pages and elsewhere, as India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded its ties…