FOLLOWING the People's Republic of China's (PRC) release of the 2023 edition of its standard map, Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran said that India wants an expanded defense and maritime security partnership with the Philippines.

"India would like to expand the navy engagement between New Delhi and Manila because both have 'high' and 'common' stakes in the region," said Ambassador Kumaran during a press briefing at the Indian Embassy in Taguig City on Friday.

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