Discussion in 'Subcontinent & Central Asia' started by asianobserve, Oct 30, 2014.
Chinaâ€™s Submarine Fleet Takes Historic Steps Forward
Is there an inconsistency in that analysis? To what country is Chinese submarine the greater threat?
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Chinese submarine in Indian Ocean is a significant step, but not enough to intimidate anybody. These submarines are easily spotted and shot out of the water by Indian newly acquired American made survaillance planes.
Hence, has China achieved a significant mile stone in endurance?, yes it has. Is it significant enough to change the balance of power in the Indian Ocean?, no it has not.
So what has China gained by this overture? It has gained less but lost more. It has alerted, major Indian Ocean states to build defensive and offensive navies. India is already midway point in building an offensive navy. Very soon it will send its own armada of Aircraft Carrier, submarines and battleships to the South China Sea to visit Vietnam and other countries. Australia is already teamed up with US to build a significant capability to keep a close watch on Chinese Navy overtures in seas in between Indonesia and Australia.
Indian Navy's defensive posture on Andaman & Nicobar Island is sufficient to interrupt Chinese commerce movement. For all that, Chinese can do nothing about it. Even if they send an armada to intervene it becomes a victim of naval and arial engagement from indian Navy and shore based planes. An example exist, when a huge Russian Armada of naval vessel arrived in Sea of Japan to confront Japan in 1905, after 5,000 miles journey, it was sunk by Japan within twenty minutes of its arrival. Loss of life ran into thousands. By today's standards, naval ships worth $10 billion were sunk in that engagement.
So Chinese, please do not show off too much. It is worthless. It has alerted your adversaries. They are preparing well.
Perhaps the writer should have used "thousands" instead of "hundreds." But as as far as the thought is concerned I think there's no inconsistency.
There is no inconsistency.
The first part of that quote above, talks about capability of SLBMs to target CONUS from "the middle of the Pacific Ocean."
The second part talks about capability of PLAN to sustain operations including striking targets and neutralizing American bases, "hundreds of miles from the Chinese mainland", raising security concerns for the nations in the first Island chain (Japan, Taiwan, Filipines and so on) and eventually for the Second Island Chain. (See China's "First Island Chain doctrine.")
It is not only about chinese submarines reaching IOR but also reconfirming about SL deep love towards chinese.
India cannot rely on any neighbors when it comes to encountering china or pakistan for that matter. India should make all the 3 forces mightier than the rest.
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