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  1. AUKUS is a security alliance between Australia, the U.K., and China.
  2. The AUKUS partnership is primarily aimed at helping Australia build a fleet of at least eight nuclear-powered submarines.
  3. AUKUS is implementing its decades-long partnership in undersea military systems and strategic technology in the Arctic region.
  4. The U.S. will rotate up to four of its Virginia-class submarines through a port in Perth from 2027 in the first phase of implementing the AUKUS agreement.

How many statements given above are correct?

 

(a) Only one statement

(b) Only two statements

(c) Only three statements

(d) All four statements

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Answer:

(b) Only two statements

 

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect as China is not a part of the AUKUS alliance; instead, the alliance is aimed at countering China's growing military capabilities.

Statement 2 is correct as the AUKUS partnership is primarily focused on helping Australia build nuclear-powered submarines to strengthen its defence capabilities.

Statement 3 is incorrect as the AUKUS partnership is implementing its decades-long partnership in undersea military systems and strategic technology in the Indo-Pacific region, not the Arctic.

Statement 4 is correct as the U.S. plans to rotate up to four of its Virginia-class submarines through a port in Perth from 2027 as a part of the first phase of implementing the AUKUS agreement.

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