Chinese Navy Ships in Gwadar is a Matter of Concern, Says Indian Navy Chief

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China has majority stakes in Gwadar Port and it will control it totally. Indian Navy chief said in press conference, “In future, if PLA Navy ships are at Gwadar, it will be a matter of concern, we will have to have thought of ways to mitigate”.

He also said that it is alarming when Chinese navy ships will be at in the port city of Balochistan. Lamba said that Chinese commerical companies have aquired majority stakes on the port. Gwadar harbor is a commercial harbour and a part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He continued and said that 8 ships of Chinese navy is in Indian Ocean at any point of time which started from 2008.

He also said that in the month of August, there were 14 ships in the area. Few of them are anti piracy ships and twice a year, a submarine has escort ships.

Gwadar Sea Port- Source Google Maps

“PLA Navy Submarine started its deployment in 2013, these are twice by two submarines for three months. One conventional submarine is followed by a. SSN. No change in this pattern. This pattern is being followed since 2013. We monitor their deployment. Once in 24 hour or 48 hours, a surveillance aircraft goes for surveillance,” the Navy Chief said.

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