Chinese ship reached India-ASEAN maneuver area: remained 80 km away from Indian warship

Chinese ship reached India-ASEAN maneuver area: remained 80 km away from Indian warship, Navy closed tracking system

May 10, 2023 - 08:22
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Chinese ship reached India-ASEAN maneuver area: remained 80 km away from Indian warship

India, along with ASEAN countries, conducted a military drill in the South China Sea on Monday. During this, China's surveillance vessel ie monitoring ship Xiang Yang Hong 10 came into their vicinity. Apart from the surveillance vessel, 8 more ships of the People's Liberation Army of China were present with him. According to Reuters, two Indian officials have given this information.
Vietnam's expert told that by doing this China wanted to disturb the military drill. During the military drill, China entered Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone. It was only 80 kilometers away from the warships of India and other countries. However, the ship did nothing.
When the Chinese surveillance ship moved towards the military drill area, the ships of India and ASEAN countries switched off their automatic identification system. so that they cannot be detected. Actually, Automatic Identification System ie (AIS) is a tracking system. Which gives information about other ships in the vicinity. In this, other vessels are reflected on the screen present in the ship.
In this case, the source of the Indian Army told the Times of India that the Chinese ship did not come too close to the military drill. Due to this, no alert was issued. However, his activities in the area are being monitored.
The navies of Singapore and India are co-organizers for the first time in an ASEAN exercise. The exercise started on May 2, yesterday was its last day.
Nine warships were participating in this exercise. Apart from this, 6 aircraft of the Navy of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines were also involved. A total of 1800 military personnel from ASEAN and India participated in the exercise.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer