Chinese subs worry India

Indian Ocean region sees increased Chinese presence.

China’s Indian Ocean Submarines Worry India

China has increased its submarine presence in the Indian Ocean, worrying many neighboring countries and leaving India scrambling to beef up its navy.

The move comes shortly after a border standoff occurred between India and China in the Himalayas, and Chinese submarines have recently visited the island nation of Sri Lanka, located off the southern coast of India, and the Maldives, reported Reuters.

“We should be worried the way we have run down our submarine fleet. But with China bearing down on us, the way it is on the Himalayas, the South China Sea and now the Indian Ocean, we should be even more worried,” said Arun Prakash, former chief of the Indian navy.

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Source: hngn.com

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