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The scene at Pier 13 was a homecoming in reverse. Usually, it's the ship that returns after months away, bringing home sailors, eager to resume lives on land, their rucksacks bulging with purchases from foreign ports.
Even as its navy has announced it wants to procure six air independent propulsion (AIP) submarines for $11 billion, India's defense minister said that the Defense Research and Development Organization is developing such technology itself.
Behind the hype of China-Pakistan joint maneuvers, the relationship is as transactional as any other, as China competes with Pakistan's arch-rival for Asian dominance. And it is far from easy to decipher.