Emerging Naval Powers Force US to Change Approach in Indian Ocean

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    Emerging Naval Powers Force US to Change Approach in Indian Ocean

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that emergence of new naval powers in North of the Indian Ocean has resulted in a change in approach by the US.


    "After the cold war, the world's naval concentration has moved to the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean and at present we are witnessing emergence of new naval powers such as India, China and Iran … which have tightened room and space for the great naval powers which were once the sole actors in the world's free waters," Sayyari said, addressing the first conference on the development of Iran's Southeastern Makran coasts.

    "Thus, we are witnessing a change of approach by the global arrogance (the US) in the Indian Ocean," he added.

    As regards security in North of the Indian Ocean, Sayyari stated that Iran, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka can play the key role in protecting security beyond the 10-degree latitude.

    In December 2012, Sayyari had said that the Iranian Navy has been able to successfully expand its operational zone to the Northern waters of the Indian Ocean and is now operating in a vast area.

    "Stretching the Navy's operational range from a small limited zone to the northern waters of the Indian Ocean and an area of 2,000,100 square kilometers was another golden page in the history of the Navy's glories," he said at the time.

    He added that the Navy's ability to expand its presence in the sea is vital for Iran's progress.
     
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  3. Ray

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    Given the fleets at the disposal of the US Navy and the innumerable spies in the sky and a vast array of gadgetry for surveillance, ECM, ECCM, ABM capablity and the US air force's reach, the US will still reign supreme for some time to come.

    If the Iranian Admiral had been more explicit, then maybe one could realise what he had in mind.
     
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    Something is wrong.

    Link from thread title leads to this article:

    Is mulling being done by Mullahs?
     
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    India monitors Iran ship carrying armed men | Reuters
     
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    Stimson Center Maritime Security Briefing #2 | Indian Ocean Naval Activity | Spring 2012 | Analysis | The Stimson Center | Pragmatic Steps for Global Security

     
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    Iran plans to establish new navy base

    Associated Press – 16 hrs ago
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says the country's navy plans to establish a new base near Pakistan's border in the Sea of Oman.

    The plans are part of Iranian ambitions to exert its naval power outside the Persian Gulf, including sending warships to the Mediterranean and claiming it might someday have ships in the Atlantic.

    The IRNA report on Sunday quotes Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying that the base will be built in Pasabandar, about 30 kilometers (100 miles) west of Pakistani major port of Gwadar.

    Iran has conducted numerous naval drills in past years as it increases its presence in regional waterways.
     
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    US influence in Asia depended on Pakistan and now that the best non-NATO ally sold out to China
    years of US payoffs and influence are gone.
     
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    Irans military power is even less then Iraqs, so they are no threat to anyone. Thats a non starter. Pakistan was involved in the cold war and opposed to the India and USSR, they are fairly significent in the war agains terrorism and the logistics in suppying Afganstan. They are more of a necessary evil than an ally.

    I dont think any one has any conception how much the USA military power has advanced in the last ten years with the advent of smart bombs, smart bomb racks,,,stealth drones and stealth planes, emp missiles and drones.

    If a war would occur with Iran,,,, you are looking at couple days to take out their airforce and navy, then their antiaircraft weapons, then the US Bomb Trucks would start running with 20,000 to 50,000 smart bombs a day until Iran surrendered or were destroyed.
     
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    With SCO gaining more members soon the Chinese and Russian alliance is determined to
    keep US out of Asia and all the high tech weapons won't help much. Pakistan the cold war
    ally has made a choice between US and China ,and China has won. US money, alliance
    and 40 nation NATO coalition has not brought a victory in the poorest country in Asia -Afghanistan
    rest of Asia will be much much harder where US has little to no influence or leverage. Along
    with SCO many Middle East nations are investing in keeping US/West out of Asia and Africa.
     
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    As India aided Iran to build Chabahar port, Iran may to return India allowing Indian Navy to utilise the future facilities as a place which Indian navy can regularly visit, thus surrounding Paki Navy on two sides.
     
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    USA dominates the world by Knowledge power
    USA doninates the world by Militray power
    USA dominates the world by Money power
    USA dominates the world by Services

    and here are some upstarts who only talk in terms of military aspect only....
    unless new developments takes place in the above fields nothing is going to change ..


    The only other country in Indian ocean who are developing in all four fields is India.
    Take it or lump it.

    Till then remain delusioned..
     
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    And US dominates the world's pop (youth) culture... :thumb:
     
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    Exactly why it is the Great Satan.
     
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    And where did the "Great Satan" come from? Please back-read before replying...
     
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    The world should become multi polar or atleast Bi Polar as soon as possible.
    Enough of this hegemonistic unipolar world order.
     
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    whenever there is a unipolar power in the world it usually means an end to the
    empire, history has shown this again and again. The unipolar power spreads it
    self thin in military conflicts, debts accumulate and the masses are not happy.
     
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    I do not understand whether you support it or don't.

    The unipolar world itself is a global empire. It is a stage in a transition process.
    Unipolar world and Globalisation compliment each other. The economic freedom of nations is compromised to globalisation. This is done with the threat of political or military action by the unipolar order.
     
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    The US Navy has to adopt to the changing times. I think in the Indian Ocean it should focus more in anti-submarine warfare and anti-swarming.
     
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