Indian Navy will intervene in South China sea, if required

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  1. Ganesh2691

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    The Indian Navy is practicing to operate in the South China Sea to protect its economic assets.

    Speaking to reporters in New Delhi Admiral D K Joshi told reporters that “Where our country’s interests are involved, we will protect them and we will intervene.” The Eastern Naval Command – which looks at India’s eastern sea board and likely to play a key role when the Navy is deployed in South China Sea- is also being strengthened.

    Admiral Joshi said apart from three stealth frigates, the nuclear-powered submarine INS Chakra and INS Jalashva, the amphibious landing ship which is also the biggest platform after INS Viraat, India’s lone aircraft carrier.

    The decision to use the Navy in the South China Sea comes days after Chinese state media announced that the southern Hainan province, which administers the South China Sea, approved laws giving its police the right to search vessels that pass through the waters. Also Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and India protested a map on a new Chinese passport that depicts disputed areas as belonging to China. The Philippines also issued a statement saying it wants Beijing to “clarify its reported plans to interdict ships that enter what it considers its territory in the South China Sea,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend.

    Admiral D K Joshi said ONGC has 4 oil exploration blocks off the coast of Vietnam. “If required we will intervene to protect (them),” he said and added that it is the navy’s duty to protect India’s sovereign assets. India, the Admiral said, had two basic concerns- “freedom of navigation in internal waters and protection of our internal assets.”

    The decision to prepare to intervene in the South China Sea indicates a huge shift in India’s Maritime strategy. Previously, India had consistently maintained that Navy’s area focus was the vast expanse of sea that lay between the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf and the Straits of Malacca in the East.

    Acknowledging the rapid modernization of the Chinese navy, the navy chief said “It is actually a major cause of concern for us, which we continuously evaluate and work out our options and our strategies.”

    Indian Navy will intervene in South China sea, if required | idrw.org
     
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    The Indian Navy is practicing to operate in the South China Sea to protect the country's economic assets.

    Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Admiral D.K. Joshi said, "Where our country's interests are involved, we will protect them and we will intervene."

    The Eastern Naval Command - which looks at India's eastern sea board and is likely to play a key role when the Navy is deployed in South China Sea - is also being strengthened.

    China, which put its first aircraft carrier into service in September, has been locked in a series of disputes over strategic islands in the region, including with Vietnam and the Philippines over territory in the South China Sea.

    The decision to use the Indian Navy in the region comes days after Chinese state media announced that the southern Hainan province, which administers the South China Sea, approved laws giving its police the right to search vessels that pass through the waters.

    Also Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and India protested a map on a new Chinese passport that depicts disputed areas as belonging to China. The Philippines also issued a statement saying it wants Beijing to "clarify its reported plans to interdict ships that enter what it considers its territory in the South China Sea," the Associated Press reported over the weekend.

    India signed a pact with Vietnam in October last year to expand oil exploration in the South China Sea.

    Although Beijing has urged New Delhi not to push ahead with the project for the sake of "peace and stability", the Admiral said that the Indian Navy was ready to support state energy firm ONGC and had carried out exercises in preparation.

    "In certain sectors ONGC Videsh has certain interests. It has energy exploration blocks, three in number, and since it is an area of Indian interests, the Indian Navy, should there be a need, would stand by," Admiral Joshi said referring to the firm's international subsidiary.

    "If required we will intervene to protect (them)," he said and added that it is the navy's duty to protect India's sovereign assets.

    Acknowledging the rapid modernisation of the Chinese navy, the navy chief said "It is actually a major cause of concern for us, which we continuously evaluate and work out our options and our strategies."

    According to a report issued by the Pentagon in May, Beijing is pouring money into advanced air defences, submarines, anti-satellite weapons and anti-ship missiles that could all be used to deny an adversary access to strategic areas, such as the South China Sea.

    Indian Navy will intervene in South China sea, if required | NDTV.com
     
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    fighting in the SCS is suicidal for our navy
     
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    Makes me wonder what is being said at diplomatic level. Surely the admiral's remarks were approved at a higher level than him.

    No offense to admiral intended.:pokerface:
     
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    our spineless conki netas will do reverse jumping once threatened verbally by chincoms

    Instead of saying

    Acknowledging the rapid modernisation of the Chinese navy, the navy chief said "It is actually a major cause of concern for us, which we continuously evaluate and work out our options and our strategies."He should put pressure on govenment to allocate more funds and also timely delivery of vesslels.we should have atleast 20 destroyer ,30 frigates,20 submarines ,3 AC to even think of challenging china
     
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    Ready to protect Indian interests in South China Sea: Navy Chief

    The Indian Navy is preparing for the contingency that it could be called upon by the government to protect Indian economic interests in the disputed South China Sea, Navy chief Admiral D K Joshi has said.

    Expressing concern over the rapid modernisation of the Chinese forces, the top naval officer said the force was prepared to deploy assets if need be to protect Indian interests, particularly oil blocks allocated to it by Vietnam in the area.

    “Not that we expect to be in those (South China Sea) waters very very frequently, but when the requirement is there, for example in situations where our country’s interests are involved, for example ONGC Videsh etc, we will be required to go there and we are prepared for that. Are we preparing for it? Are we holding exercises of that nature? The short answer is yes,” Admiral Joshi said, speaking on the eve of Navy Day.

    The South China Sea dispute has seen an escalation after the Hainan province government empowered its marine police to seize and search all vessels operating in what China claims are its territorial waters.

    Joshi also expressed major concern over rapid modernisation of the Chinese military. “The (Chinese) modernisation is truly impressive. Attitude I will not comment on. It is a major major cause of concern for us.”

    While the Navy chief downplayed the Chinese aircraft carrier programme, saying it would take time for their navy to learn to operate fighters from the sea, he said India is following the “aircraft carrier killer” ballistic missile developed by Beijing. He also hinted that India is looking at acquiring this capability. “We are evaluating it in our context — either acquire a similar capability or to think of a counter.”
     
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    It is absolutely clear the signalling is happening from the top most level of the civilian leadership, no way would the good Admiral have said, what he has, off the cuff of his own making.

    Interesting the government is taking a soft and a hard stand together, not seen before vis-a-vis the PRC, but much needed.

    Of interest will be, can we walk the talk if need be?
     
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    Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K Joshi said that, while India was not a territorial claimant in the South China Sea, it was prepared to act, if necessary, to protect its maritime and economic interests in the region.

    "When the requirement is there, for example, in situations where our country's interests are involved, for example ONGC ... we will be required to go there and we are prepared for that," Joshi told a news conference.

    "Now, are we preparing for it? Are we having exercises of that nature? The short answer is yes," he said.
    Indian navy ready to deploy to South China Sea as tensions climb | Reuters
     
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    To be honest I think we are chewing more than we can digest here!! The fact remains that even though the IN is good enough for defending the Indian Ocean EEZ and projecting power here..it will be an entirely different ball game in the south china sea. All of China's naval assets are concentrated there and will pack a much more powerfull punch than any expeditionary force launched by the IN. I think we should wait atleast until the ARIHANT and its sisters are combat ready before venturing beyond the IOR. After all if we don't have the forces to back our claims we will come out looking like boasters.
     
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    off topic funny how in the above headlines the one from TOI come across as normal while the rueters headlines is very much sensationalist :)
     
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    close the thread ,conki government did U turn as menon has said india is peace loving country where armed forces doest hold any important value and dont take them seriously
     

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