India watching China's presence in Indian Ocean: Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh

Admiral Karambir Singh stressed that the India Navy is fully aware about Pakistan's intention in the Indian Ocean region.

Published: 03rd December 2019 03:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2019 03:38 PM   |  A+A-

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh (Photo | EPS)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: India is keenly watching China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean region, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, assuring that India is capable of thwarting any threat.

Addressing a press conference here ahead of the Navy Day celebrations on December 4, Singh said: "China has increased presence in the Indian Ocean since 2008. We are keenly watching them."

"There are Chinese oceanographic research vessels in the exclusive economic zone. On an average seven to eight vessels are present near this zone. They are here sometimes to carry out mining, sometime as anti-piracy squad," said Singh, adding that the Indian Navy carries out whatever prompt action is needed.

Admiral Karambir Singh also stressed that the India Navy is fully aware about Pakistan's intention in the Indian Ocean region.

"We also know about the intelligence input about that terror groups planning to enter India through sea routes. We have put an adequate defence mechanism to thwart any threats," Singh said.

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