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  1. China should send more submarines to Indian Ocean: Chinese experts

China should send more submarines to Indian Ocean: Chinese experts

China must send more submarines to the Indian Ocean so that the "concerned countries" get used to their presence, Chinese experts have said.

By: | Beijing | Published: July 18, 2017 8:43 PM
china, Indian Ocean, US japan, Cold War , india, Bay of Bengal, Malabar naval drill, Peking University, india china bilateral relationship The US and Japan are equally concerned over China flexing its muscles in the world seas. (Representative image: Reuters)

China must send more submarines to the Indian Ocean so that the “concerned countries” get used to their presence, Chinese experts have said. “China should send more submarines to the Indian Ocean to make concerned countries get used to their presence in that region,” Hu Bo, researcher with Peking University Ocean Strategy Research Centre, was quoted as saying by People’s Daily online.

Indian worries China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean. The US and Japan are equally concerned over China flexing its muscles in the world seas. More than a dozen submarines have been spotted by India in the Indian Ocean over the years. Zhao Gancheng, director of South Asia Studies with Shanghai Institute for International Studies, agreed with Hu.

“The geo-strategic position of the Indian Ocean has a profound influence on China’s national security and development,” Zhao said, adding that sending vessels to the region was normal for the country. Hu said the just-concluded Malabar naval drill in the Bay of Bengal between India, Japan and the US reflected that China was being taken as an “imaginary enemy”.

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“Taking China as the imaginary enemy is a reflection of Cold War mentality,” Hu said, adding that the ocean was a global public product that does not come within the jurisdiction of any single country.

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    ANOOP AGGARWAL
    Jul 19, 2017 at 12:02 am
    if seas are public property then why china claims sis to be theirs?
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      Sam
      Jul 18, 2017 at 11:28 pm
      India should send a aircraft career into the South China Sea and fly sabers around the illegal island that China has built. It should install nuclear missiles all along its border with China enough to destroy every city with more than 100,000 s. India should also sell short ran missiles with nukes to every nation with borders with China with electronics that allow them to be pointed towards China only. Vietnam would love to have 20 that fire at every major city of China. Lets see how much money China has to continue maintaining such a large fleet around India.
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