外文标题：India suspicious as Chinese submarine docks in Sri Lanka
NEW DELHI: The docking of a Chinese submarine in Colombo on a long-range deployment patrol earlier this month is yet another indicator of the ever-increasing forays of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
The PLA-N is fast transforming from a "green-water" force used to operating close to its own shores into a potent "blue-water" force, one with "long legs". Though the Indian Navy has been tracking the increased activity of Chinese warships in the IOR, including submarines quietly on the prowl in the Bay of Bengal, this is a rare instance of a PLA-N submarine openly berthing in the region that India considers its "own strategic backyard".
The diesel-electric Type 039 "Song-class" was at the Colombo International Container Terminal, which has been funded by China, from September 7 to 14. This was just ahead of Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to Sri Lanka, which along with Maldives has shown enthusiasm for China's new Maritime Silk Route plan in the IOR.
The Chinese government, on its part, said the submarine had only made a replenishment stopover in Sri Lanka on way to the Gulf of Aden for escort and anti-piracy operations, as was the "common practice" for navies around the world.
nan ksn (Unknown)
The Pakis are more of a nuisance value but the Chinese are of real danger..We have to watch out and not get carried away with their expression less smiles..!!
Sheep inwolvesclothes (Unknown)
We are far behind them.
Chinese and Pakistanis can never be relied upon
Beware - though you think their eyes are closed, just remember they are Chinese with little red book.
Brown American (USA)
At least India has an advantage in Aircraft Carriers over China. India's Nuclear Arsenal is more comparable to Pakistan than China.
Samir Kumar Kanjilal (Naihati,WB)
Any nation having power will try to influence others. We should be careful about our own interest and act accordingly.
Chins has already become danger to world peace .
india needs to modernise its shipyards so it can build warships / submarines and commercial ships . japan / korea are very advanced at this and assistance should be taken to develop