China, subs and pirates

Can you fight pirates from beneath?

U.S. Questions Chinese Submarines on Anti-Piracy Missions

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Scott Swift questioned the motive behind China deploying submarines for anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean, reports PTI.

The comments come in the backdrop of India’s growing concerns over rapid expansion of Chinese maritime capabilities and creation of facilities in the Indian Ocean region to support its forces.

“It’s hard for me as a maritime commander to understand how can a submarine support anti-piracy operations,” he said.

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