US Defence Secy expresses concern over China's aggressive behaviour in Indo-Pacific, says it can spark crisis there


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Describing China as a pacing challenge, US Defence Secretary Llyod Austin said Beijing's "aggressive behaviour" in the Indo-Pacific could spark a crisis in the region. Responding to questions from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing on the annual budget of the Pentagon, he stressed on having a direct line of communication between the militaries and also between government officials.