China’s nuclear sub mission in Gulf of Aden

Sub conducted anti-piracy work.

China’s nuclear sub mission in Gulf of Aden ‘could cause unease among neighbours’

Type 091 vessel patrolled Gulf of Aden for more than two months escorting two ships and a supply vessel

Lawrence Chung

A Chinese nuclear submarine has completed an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, demonstrating the navy’s ability to operate in waters far from home.

Military analysts said the deployment would cause unease among China’s neighbours, but that Beijing would deploy more vessels to far-flung regions as it broadened its political and investment interests overseas.

The military channel of state-run CCTV said on Sunday that the submarine patrolled the Gulf of Aden for more than two months, escorting two ships and a supply vessel, but had since returned to its base in Qingdao , Shandong province.

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Source: scmp.com

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