India keeping close eye on Chinese submarines in Indian Ocean Region- Navy chief

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New Delhi, Dec 3 The Indian Navy said that it is aware of the deployment and movement of Chinese naval ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean. Navy Chief Sunil Lanba said that India has a close eye on them.

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At the annual Naval Day news conference, Lanba said that a Chinese nuclear submarine was deployed in the Indian Ocean and it did a port call at Karachi harbour.

The Indian Navy keeps a close eye on the movement of these submarines, he also said while also adding that the Navy has a maritime domain awareness of the deployment of PLA naval forces in the Indian Ocean region.

We launch surveillance missions in the form of aircraft and ships to keep a track of them. They had started deployment of their submarines from 2012," the naval chief also added.

Further he also rubbished claims made by Pakistan that an Indian submarine had entered into territorial waters. There was no Indian submarine deployed in the area where the Pakistani Navy is claiming it to be. As far as repelling a submarine of any nation goes, it is not an easy task and the claim made by Pakistani Navy is totally bogus, Lanba also said.

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