India: Navy needs more support

The intent was to let the Chinese know India keeps an eye on their movements.

India: Navy needs more support

It’s good to see the Indian Navy has a sense of humour. Through two posts on Twitter on Tuesday, the Navy welcomed the arrival in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) of ships of its Chinese counterpart sailing on an anti-piracy mission. The Chinese Navy is part of an international effort to deal with piracy off the Somali coast.

The intent of our sea warriors was to let the Chinese know we keep a close watch over their movements. A fleet of 50 warships of different descriptions is deployed in mission mode from the Malacca Straits to the Persian Gulf, sea lanes through which 70 per cent of world trade in hydrocarbons passes, to cover Chinese naval movements.

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