Indian navy warships to sail through South China Sea

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  1. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    New Delhi: India's warships will be on a two-month-long deployment in South East Asia, visiting ports in the region and passing through the South China Sea -- which China claims as its backyard threatening in the past warships of other nations from entering the area.

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    India's Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command is sending four of its warships to ports in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and other nations in the region, as part of its annual long distance deployment of its surface combatants.

    The warships that will be on the tour are a Rajput-class destroyer, a Shivalik-class frigate, a Kora class corvette and a tanker. "The deployment is part of Indian Navy's annual plans to deploy warships on long distance friendly port calls on both, the eastern and western seaboard," a navy officer said here Friday. The four warships will leave on their voyage early next week and the deployment will culminate in a port call in Japan about a month from now.

    The warships will also do port calls during their return voyage back to the home base. "To visit Japan, the warships will take the South China Sea route," the official said, to a pointed query. In August last year, an Indian warship transiting the South China Sea was threatened by a Chinese national over the open radio, claiming the vessel was in Chinese territory and that it should leave the area immediately.

    Asked about the territorial disputes in the South China Sea and the experience of a warning from China last year for venturing into the South China Sea, the Indian Navy officer reiterated that the ships will sail in international waters while passing the area and hence there was freedom of navigation there under United Nations laws of the seas.

    Indian warships to sail through South China Sea
     
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  3. Thai

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    It's sure that except China, the rest of Asian countries on the way of this voyage are welcome strongly to such this visit.
     
  4. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    There should be no problem since the right of passage cannot be questioned.

    However, the Chinese could do 'tricks' so that the IN ship have to 'light' up their radars and thereby China would be able to undertake electronic intelligence acquisition.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    IN Ships have visited Vietnam and other before in SCS, there is nothing new about it now..

    Media hype for greater ratings..
     
  6. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    The best of IN is yet to come. Once we have 3 carriers, our battle groups should go on such missions. That will rest both India and China.
     
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    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    the IN is surely flexing its muscles and the plan is good since the upcoming years will see rapid expansion of the fleet of Indian navy the current scenario will exactly tell the planners where to divert assets and in which formation+nos
     
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    kickok1975 Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Warships from many countries are sailing through South China sea everyday, what other path they have besides SCS to East Asia? Just like warships from different countries are sailing on Indian ocean daily. India media is obviously hype for this.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    May be a but of hype, but last time Indian warship was hounded by PLAN. So any Indian naval deployment in SCS is going to attract attention. More to see Chini reaction than anything else.
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    I appreciate India's straightforwardness when they are expressing their desire to challenge Chinese sovereignty over South China Sea, one doesn't have to waste time in figuring out what they are doing, they are gonna inform you before they actually do it.
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Chinese sovereignty = Joke.
     
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    ice berg Senior Member Senior Member

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    Havnt seen you contest that for the last 50 years though.:lol:

    Guess it is easy been tough on an internet board. :hail:
     
  13. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    The only place where the Chinese can't exercise their sovereignty.

    Perhaps, internet was also an integral part of China since the beginning of time.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    There is no challenge to any sovereignty when sailing through the SCS.

    It is international waters.
     
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    Exercise sovereignty on an internet board? I suggest you look up the meaning of that word. Obviously you havnt a clue.

    Have a nice day. :lol:
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    That was Pun. Wordplay. Hard for a bot to grasp. The least you can do is ask politely.
     
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    India has not challenged China's sovereignty in SCS for itself. Yes India does believe that Chinese claims in SCS are not correct as far as Spratlys and other disputes go. But then sending warships on port of calls is no big deal. It's China that needled Indian warship last time and that's why the hype this time.
     
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    :bs: there is no sovereignty over international waters wtf ru talking about,

    If you really dont fear India navy and want friendly relation with all nations why dont you invite the ships to your port also so we can have better understanding is it too much to ask for ?
     
  20. GromHellscream

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    Come on, set a navy base in Vietnam. We won't mind having some Indian hostages within our missile's range.
    It's difficult for current PLAN to defeat your lovely navy in "Indian" Ocean, but if you want to send us this present, we will accept it with smile.
     
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    Actually, with the current range of Chinese ballistic missiles, Indians don't need to put up a base in Vietnam to come under its coverage. But I don't think China can just send some of these missiles crashing down on the heads of some Indians sailors somewhere in Vietnam or the SCS. In case you haven't been tuning in to the news (maybe because of CCP cencors) the Agni V can also touch Chinese ships in Chinese ports, or the whole China for that matter... :rolleyes:
     
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