Navy tracks 7 Chinese vessels in Indian Ocean
New Delhi: Presently, seven Chinese Navy warships are operating in and around the Indian Ocean Region, including an over 27,000 tonnes amphibious vessel, which have been tracked by the Indian Navy using its P-8I anti-submarine warfare spy planes and other surveillance assets.
In pictures clicked by the P-8I aircraft, Chinese landing platform dock xian-32 can be seen passing through the southern Indian Ocean Region earlier this month. The other Chinese warships include three each vessels of its counter-piracy escort task force 32 and counter-piracy escort task force 33. Looking at the requirements, the deployment seems to be more than what is needed.