India deploys aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in Arabian Sea, even as China-Pakistan conduct major exercise
NEW DELHI: With Pakistan and China conducting a major joint naval exercise in the northern Arabian Sea, India too has deployed its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on its western seaboard to send a clear strategic signal to its neighbours about its operational readiness and combat capability in the maritime domain.
Navy deputy chief vice admiral M S Pawar personally reviewed the “intense air and sea operations” from on board the 44,400-tonne INS Vikramaditya, which operates the supersonic MiG-29K fighters from its deck, in the Arabian Sea. “Admiral Pawar expressed the confidence that INS Vikramaditya will live up to its name and remain victorious in battle always,” said an officer.
The Navy, of course, is keeping a close watch on the nine-day “Sea Guardians 2020" exercise between the Pakistani and Chinese warships and submarines, which kicked off on Monday to “further consolidate their all-weather strategic partnership”.
While the Pakistani Navy is not a worry for the Indian Navy, New Delhi remains concerned about Beijing’s expanding strategic footprint in the Indian Ocean Region. Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh just last month had said that seven to eight Chinese warships are present in the IOR at any given time, while also confirming that Indian warships had driven away a Chinese oceanic research vessel indulging in suspicious activity near the strategically-located Andaman and Nicobar archipelago in September.
Sathasivan Nagarajan • 20 hours ago
The nation is under the custody of a brave and efficient PM and not a puppet and coward of earlier PM dancing at the hands of a Italian family.
rajesh rameshan• 20 hours ago
Please stop all these .. Army, Navy and Airforce are always efficient no matter who the PM is ..
sa steels• 10 hours ago
How come lakhs of illegal migrants crossed the borders in these years ..We would not need caa and nrc if the borders were checked strictly
R• 21 hours ago
Pakistan is broke. Pakistan's economy is collapsed beyond repair. China is a strategic challenge to the USA. The US won't tolerate any country supporting China and challenging its predominance. In a war situation India can destroy Gwadar Port to smithereens, very easley. And there goes Chinese logistics and investments in smoke.
Zuby Assani • 14 hours ago
China is a SuperPOWER and india a superCOWer.
Do no compare apples with oranges or a Mighty Dragon with a lame cow.
R• 14 hours ago
Even the Chinese constantly say they are yet to catch up to the West and USA. How many Aircraft careers do China have. Far, far less then even Russia, may be two and others in the making. Let alone USA. You sound like a super pig from bikari Pukistan.
Hunter Naruto• 14 hours ago
Yes China is really holds Superior army.
Pradip Sen • 19 hours ago
India fast need 2 more Aircraft carrier and at least 2 more nuclear submarines in its fleet to counter any Chinese advances in Indian Occean ! The under preparation Aircraft carrier should be completed within 2020 instead of 2021 !
Dravidian Nationalist• 19 hours ago
u go and build those if u are literate
Raghu Muthigi• 19 hours ago
Thumbs up to our brave soldiers
HappyTimes User • 18 hours ago
Dravidian Nationalist• 20 hours ago
pork and cow meat are the best meats.
Bonny Moraes • 20 hours ago
Will it be served on INS Vikramaditya?
chanakya • Mumbai • 19 hours ago
Any exercise by any country with pakistan is a waste of time. Pakistan is a beggar country. It doesn't have the potential to do anything by itself
Dravidian • Toronto • 20 hours ago
the ship should be renamed after Warren Hastings, the first governer general of British Indian.
Rambo• 19 hours ago
Brave move... proud to be an Indian...!
Sunil U• 20 hours ago
We trust on our Forces as they are capable of protecting nation.
Sameer • Mumbai • 18 hours ago
India should build 20 more such beasts
qtips65 • Mumbai • 19 hours ago
Pakistan and China are holding joint naval exercises? What does Pakistan have to contribute for the event? A row boat?
Sunil Mohite • Bangalore • 19 hours ago
Indian Navy should have similar exeecise with Vietnam, Japan, South Korea in the South China sea