Myanmar says no Chinese base at Coco Islands

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    India China news-Myanmar says no Chinese base Coco Islands

    Kolkata
    : India has taken up with Myanmar reports of China having a maritime 'base' in the strategic Coco islands near the Andamans islands but was told there is no movement of the Chinese Navy in the area, a top Naval officer said today.


    The officer also said the Navy had no report of any Chinese presence in the Indian waters near the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

    "There is no report of any Chinese movement in our waters in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands," Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Anup Singh said when asked about reports of Chinese incursion into Indian waters.

    On reports of Chinese presence in the Coco Islands near the Andamans, Singh said India had taken up the issue with Myanmar which has jurisdiction over the island, but the latter had denied the report.

    "We have had a dialogue with the Myanmar government which has clarified there is no Chinese presence in Coco islands," he added.

    Coco Islands are a pair of strategically important islands located in the eastern Indian Ocean, politically administered by Myanmar under Yangon Division. Geographically, they are a part of the Andaman Islands archipelago and separated from the North Andaman Island (India) by the 20-km wide Coco Channel.

    Singh, who was talking to newsmen after the commissioning ceremony of two Water Jet propelled Fast Attack Craft, said fishing trawlers from neighbouring countries occasionally forayed into the Indian waters but they were intercepted by the Coast Guards.
     
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    India takes up with Myanmar reports of China 'base'

    India has taken up with Myanmar reports of China having a maritime 'base' in the strategic Coco islands near the Andamans islands, but was told there is no movement of the Chinese Navy in the area, a top Naval officer said on Thursday.

    The officer also said the Navy had no report of any Chinese presence in the Indian waters near the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

    "There is no report of any Chinese movement in our waters in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands," Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Anup Singh said when asked about reports of Chinese incursion into Indian waters.

    On reports of Chinese presence in the Coco Islands near the Andamans, Singh said India had taken up the issue with Myanmar which has jurisdiction over the island, but the latter had denied the report.

    "We have had a dialogue with the Myanmar government which has clarified there is no Chinese presence in Coco islands," he added.

    Coco Islands are a pair of strategically important islands located in the eastern Indian Ocean, politically administered by Myanmar under Yangon Division. Geographically, they are a part of the Andaman Islands archipelago and separated from the North Andaman Island (India) by the 20-km wide Coco Channel.

    Singh, who was talking to newsmen after the commissioning ceremony of two Water Jet propelled Fast Attack Craft, said fishing trawlers from neighbouring countries occasionally forayed into the Indian waters but they were intercepted by the Coast Guards.
     
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    welcome sign from mayanmar
     
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    :(:)((Chinese presence in the Indian waters near the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
    Check this here Chinese base in Coco Islands:
    Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!
     
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    I checked the base out. It is not really a base but a post, a listen post at that. It cannot sustain any operations of any kind. Only small special ops activities. For one thing, I don't see any large scale water treatmeat/salination facilities or to mention fuel depots, no any infrastructure to support fuel depots.

    I don't think IN really care about this post. It is just a listening post, nothing more. It sucks that the Chinese has a presence in the Bay of Bengal to listen and snoop on Indian activities, but that's the geopolitical reality of it.
     
  7. Emperor

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    Isnt it in one of the clauses when Nehru donated the Islands to Burmese, that the Islands in any circumstances can not be used for military purposes?

    And again why is this haggling about?

    If burmese failed to fullfill the contractual obligations, then there is a clause to re-occupy the base with or without the interest of the burmese.
    And again GOI is shying on this issue.If its really feels that its coastal security is threatened it has the right to re-occupy the base and can group it with the Andaman chain.
     
  8. natarajan

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    nehru is king in donating indian lands to foreign nation even katchatheevu was donated by him i hope netas wont give the whole nation as gift to someone:wink:
     
  9. bhramos

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    its a old news.
    another thing why is GOI shying because, its supporting Military Junta in Myanmar.
    Nehru even Left Martius as a Independent country ,
    as most of people of India dont know that, their is a similar kind of AN jail present in Martius too which still bears Indian Flag,
     
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    India is a great country, who would send its own land as gift to so many others.This is rare in the world.
     
  11. IBRIS

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    You clearly have no knowledge of our history dude. :viannen_10:
     

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