India takes the cue against Chinese powerplay

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Andaman Nicobar Islands
New Delhi, Jun 1: India has had enough of China's upper hand in its own backyard and its too-close-to-comfort attitude with Pakistan that is causing nightmares to India. With the changing global power equations, India is all set to prove its mettle among fellow countries and has decided to change its security perspective.

In an exclusive expose by Times Now, that managed to access India's Task Force Action plan has revealed some startling facts to combat the influence of neighbours in Indian soil. The plan reveals ambitious plans to convert the the whole of the Andaman and Nicobar tri-services command into a major amphibious warfare hub.

The plan was made after China continued to poke India with its increasing influence in the Indian Ocean belt keeping a watchful eye over India's military capabilities. The matter was further worsened when China established a surveillance post a mere 40 kilometers away from the northern most tip of the Andaman Islands.

Andaman Islands is a place of strategic importance and the matter is of grave concern especially when an office of the Chinese Navy is located in the Coco Islands of Myanmar solely intended to keep a close eye on India's military post. Not just in Myanmar but China apparently has a commercial venture in a port in Sri Lanka that is another cause for concern.

Though India and China have maintained a formal diplomatic stance, the tensions between both countries is only palpable. With China continuing to showcase its military might, India is grabbing the opportunity to not take light of the situation. As a first step India is enhancing its maritime surveillance, developing additional air fields and developing the area to make it capable of operating long range maritime aircrafts.

The Army too has stepped up the ante by sending additional troops to the Andamans. The Navy too plans to increase the number of warships in the area and to build more airports. The Air Force and the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) are initializing increased UAV presence and improve underwater surveillance.

A Special Task Force have been put in place on how best to deal with Chinese aggression and to convert the Andamans into a fort of security.

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