NEW DELHI: With Chinese nuclear and conventional submarines regularly popping up in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), India has now begun to deploy its latest long-range maritime patrol aircraft as well as spy drones at its forward military base in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Defence ministry sources on Monday said two of the country's most potent submarine hunters/killers, the naval Poseidon-8I aircraft, are just about to complete their first-ever two-week deployment to the strategically-located Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. "Navy and IAF are also deploying their (Israeli) Searcher-II unmanned aerial vehicles to the islands on a temporary basis," said a source.
Pradeep M Gupte
It is high time that India now has a unified command incorporating all three services. It is only then that we can counter someone like china which has both military and political systems on the same page. Unless we lookout as ti what is happening around us, we are likely to keep
all these 60 years congress has sold India defense, some quick reaction need to patch up, Kudos to Indian government for taking such bold step
China is always into some or other mischief
Only in last 18 to 20 months India has achieved a lot in all walks of life
We have to defend against China in our own backyard.. the Andamans - forget about blue water navy in the farther reaches of Indian ocean and don't even dream about South China sea
Good decision in present circumstances especially
Government of India decided to award Bullet train
Project to Japan by keeping out China, moreover
Andman is better place to counter China.....
China and Pak are the headache !
Should not media give out much more and greater details, so that these strategic points are avoided/killed by opponents?
why is the maritime security not taken seriously. we already have an example of pathankot airbase attack