In an aggressive move, China has deployed a submarine in the Indian Ocean Region, as the month long stand-off in the Doklam plateau between the Indian and Chinese People’s Liberation Army continues.
Wading through the Indian Ocean now is a Yuan class – conventional diesel electric – submarine which is better that aging Indian Sub. And this is not the first, but the seventh submarine to be deployed in the area.
The submarine is being supported by Chinese Naval Ship (CNS) Chongmingdao – the Chinese Navy’s submarine support vessel. Indian assets picked up the submarine entering the Indian Ocean Region recently.
The Indian Navy has underlined the heightened Chinese People’s Liberation Navy activity in the Indian Ocean Region to South Block. Chinese warships and submarines in Indian Ocean Region appeared three years ago 2013-14 – ostensible for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.