• Home
  • National News
  • Navy deploys eight warships in Indian Ocean Region to keep an eye on Chinese ships
Navy deploys eight warships in Indian Ocean Region to keep an eye on Chinese ships
National  
indiatoday

Against the backdrop of increased Chinese activities in and around country's territorial waters, the Indian Navy has deployed eight warships around the entry points into the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to keep an eye on the adversarial nations.

 

The deployments have been line with PM Modi's assertion that the Navy was the net security provider in the IOR, and the responsibility of maintaining security and stability in this region was India's responsibility.
 
"At any time, we have eight warships on patrol to keep an eye on the entry points in and around the IOR, as part of our mission-based deployments, which started around six months ago. Along with it, we also have our training vessels on a look out around the area," government sources said.
 
"All the choke and entry points for the Chinese into the IOR are being monitored by our ships, along with the eastern and western fleets, which are deployed on both sides of the country. Any area not directly monitored is scanned regularly by the P-8Is operating in the region," they said.
 
The Rukmini radar is also keeping a watch over the area, they said.
 
On the reports that Chinese Navy had deployed 11 warships in the IOR to deter India from interfering in Maldivian affairs, the sources said, No movement of Chinese ships were detected near the Maldivian waters. The closest they came was 2,500 nautical miles.
 
The warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island.
 
A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate, a 30,000-tone amphibious transport dock and three support tankers entered Indian Ocean, news portal Sina.com.cn said. Indian Navy has robust maritime domain awareness and has a clear picture of happenings in the IOR, Navy spokesperson Captain DK Sharma said.
 
Sources say, a Chinese Navy task force entered the Indian Ocean from Sunda strait for exercises in international waters 15 days ago, which is closer to Australia, and has since left via Lombok strait that lies between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok.
 
Rivalry between the Indian and Chinese navy has been playing out in Indian Ocean as China has been trying to create bases in territories close to India such as Sri Lanka and Maldives.
 
The Chinese are also creating new ports in Maldives to deploy ships in the IOR where more than 70 per cent of its merchant shipping takes place.

 
 


 
 


 
More in National
On Holi, Delhi Police receive over 4,000 calls of quarrel-related case...

Around 2,440 calls were made related to hooliganism in Holi (like the use of colour against his/ her will or quarrel incidents), police said.

Recently posted . 0 views

Gautam Gambhir joins BJP, likely to contest Lok Sabha election

Known for his aggressive batting, the BJP is likely to field Gautam Gambhir in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Recently posted . 0 views

Shatrughan Sinha May Contest Polls on Congress Ticket, Preps For BJP E...

Sources said the BJP is likely to field union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad against the two-time MP from the Patna Sahib seat.

Recently posted . 4 views

Another Terror Attack on India Will be Extremely Problematic: Trump's ...

Reiterating that the United States is looking for "irreversible action", the official said America is working with its international partners to increase ...

Recently posted . 2 views

Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi arrested in London on India’s extradition...

Nirav Modi Arrest on PNB Fraud Case: A top court in the UK had issued a warrant to arrest Nirav Modi on Tuesday, days after British home secretary Sajid Javid certi...

Recently posted . 56 views

Farmer-Turned-Innovator Designs Green Crematorium to Save '40 Acres of...

Merging religious sensitivities and concern for environment, Arjun Paghdar has designed a biomass gasification-based cremation process, which ensured minimum heat l...

Recently posted . 17 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

If you only do one thing with the knowledge of The Secret, use gratitude until it becomes your way of life.
Anonymous