A Type 31 frigate which will be built by BabcockInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UK government is in talks to place a warship to the Indo-Pacific region for a permanent deployment, British newspaper reported on Monday citing a government source. “The future is in Asia. We’ve got to have a presence in the Pacific to prevent China doing something ridiculous like invading Taiwan,” the source was quoted as saying. The UK plans to deploy at least one Type-31 frigate, which will become a tipping point after five decades of UK military power’s decline east of Suez, the newspaper added. WorldUK Believes Possible Conflict in Indo-Pacific Could Be Worse Than Situation in Ukraine13 March, 18:56 GMTEarlier, Japan has welcomed NATO’s increasing involvement in Indo-Pacific affairs, although Japanese leaders and prime ministers have not participated in NATO summits and ministerial meetings until last year. In April 2023, the Japanese foreign minister attended a NATO ministerial meeting and the country set up its permanent diplomatic mission to the bloc.