外文标题：Rattled by Chinese submarines, India joins other nations in rebuilding fleet
NEW DELHI: India is speeding up a navy modernisation programme and leaning on its neighbours to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as nations in the region become increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess.
Just months after a stand-off along the disputed border dividing India and China in the Himalayas, Chinese submarines have shown up in Sri Lanka, the island nation off India's southern coast. China has also strengthened ties with the Maldives.
China's moves reflect its determination to beef up its presence in the Indian Ocean, through which four-fifths of its oil imports pass, and coincides with escalating tension in the disputed South China Sea, where Beijing's naval superiority has rattled its neighbours.
Deepjyoti Nath (silchar)
India is in no position now for a face off with china
swatant shakti (Unknown)
Don't stop building!
Reuben Jadhav (Manhattan,NYC)
The beefing up of our conventional and nuclear submarines to an acceptable force levels is urgent and needs redressal on a war footing.
Shraman Chakraborty (Durgapur, West Bengal)
According to Wikipedia Chinese Navy has 488 Vessels in Service. And Indian Navy has 180 Vessels in Service.. Suddenly am feeling a bit worried..
Sachin GM (Mumbai)
Jiali like is braying the chinese point of view only. So if Indian ocean is common for all, then so is the South China sea which China claims belongs to itself. Why are Chinese jets being aggressive against any non-Chinese military presence here?
wel will beat china , the gap will be reducing and at 2025 ,the indian military will mostly be at par with chinese military
Sanjeev Kapoor ()
It is never too late.
ravi kiran (hyderabad)
China is superior and no point in racing with it, however it doesn't mean we need to compromise with our security. the best way is to manage it diplomatically
It is true that we must develop our navel strength as we have longest coastal line and Indian Ocean. So also to check Chinese Navy in our backyard. we need more Nuclear Submarine to protect our Interest in our region.
vicky kumar (Unknown)
shame on our leader ship only 150 ship and 2 aircraft carrier. Other small nation are operating with Aircraft carrier. And where do we stand.
Sushil Gupta (Unknown) replies to vicky kumar
For this only congress is to be blamed .