Philippines plans to buy submarines to defend sovereignty in South China Sea | Oneindia News

  • 6 months ago
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has approved the third phase of the military's modernisation, which includes the purchase of the country's first submarine, in order to defend its maritime sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea. Navy spokesperson for the West Philippine Sea, Roy Trinidad, said on Thursday the third phase of modernisation reflected a shift in strategy away from internal to external defence. "We may not be a large navy...but we would have a navy that will take care of our territorial rights and sovereignty," Trinidad said.

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