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Modi's Indian Ocean tour to keep China's influence in check

Mr Modi is concerned that China wants to expand its military presence in the region by establishing naval bases in key Indian Ocean ports.

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PRIME Minister Narendra Modi began a tour of three Indian Ocean countries on Tuesday, looking to prevent China from establishing a military foothold in a region that his nation has dominated for decades.

Mr Modi will visit Seychelles and Mauritius before ending the trip