Six incidents of Chinese deployment of submarines in the Indian Ocean have been detected since 2013, said Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba
India is trying to undermine China’s efforts to maintain close ties with Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, the official media here said today and warned New Delhi that Beijing will fight back if its core interests are violated.
Malaysia Airlines, whose name became associated with two of aviation’s worst disasters in recent history, is winning back passengers.
Cooperation between India, the United States and Japan is necessary to face the Chinese assertiveness in the strategic Indian Ocean and Pacific regions, a group of Indian and American scholars have said.
India has set a target of 2020 to ensure that its dominance cannot be challenged in the Indian Ocean, a region where China has been making repeated forays, including sending nuclear-powered submarines.
Pakistan would go all out to contain grave threats to peace and security in the Indian Ocean primarily due to nuclearisation started by India
Aziz said Pakistan is third largest Indian Ocean littoral country and as a matter of policy it continues to pursue the goals of realising the economic potential of the region.
Three months ago, the Indian Ocean welcomed its newest submarine force: Bangladesh took delivery of a pair of Chinese Ming-class Type 035B diesel electric submarines, joining a prestigious club of Asian maritime powers.
India no longer wants to be geo-politically contained in South Asia. It is expanding its maritime domain and naval capabilities to fulfill its aspirations as a rising power as well as match up to China.
Admiral Harry Harris, the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) chief, admits “there is probably nothing that could prevent China from sailing an aircraft carrier into the Indian Ocean today