3 Chinese warships in Indian Ocean region since 2008: Navy Chief

Dec 03, 2020

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on December 03 confirmed the presence of three Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean region since 2008 for anti-piracy patrols. “We have an SOP to tackle the situation if there is an infringement (by Chinese research vessels). The Navy’s activities are in close coordination and synergy with the Indian Army and Indian Air Force.” He further said, “We have deployed the P-8I aircraft at various locations on the requirement of Army and Indian Air Force. In addition, we have deployed the Heron surveillance drones on the northern borders. As of now, three Chinese warships are in the Indian Ocean region. The Chinese have been maintaining three ships since 2008 for anti-piracy patrols.”