China fumes as new U.S-led pact arms Australia with nuclear submarines
Published on Sep 16, 2021 05:30 PM IST
In a development termed historic and a game-changer, the US, the UK and Australia on Wednesday announced a trilateral security partnership called AUKUS that will enable Canberra to deploy nuclear-powered submarines in the Indo-Pacific in a major challenge to China and its claims in the region. US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched the alliance in a joint virtual appearance. China has blasted the three countries and termed the deployment of nuclear submarine as highly irresponsible. The move comes a week before crucial in-person QUAD summit in United States. Watch this report for more.