CSIS’s Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies provides insight and guides U.S. policy towards India, the world’s most populous democracy.

A satellite view of the Bay of Bengal coastline

Submarine Diplomacy

Recent satellite imagery reveals China’s use of submarine diplomacy to advance its interests along the strategically important Bay of Bengal. Beijing’s efforts there could help its navy gain access to facilities to support operations in the region.

Digital Report by Matthew P. Funaiole Brian Hart Aidan Powers-Riggs and Jennifer Jun — November 17, 2023

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