Indian research base will be built warships in the Indian Ocean against a potential threat to China
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Global Network reporter Julia Tan reported, according to Agence France-Presse reported on January 4, India began to build a day naval warships Research Center, analysts say This is India in the Indian Ocean to counter China’s “potential threat” to create its own defense capability at sea to take part of the effort.
According to reports, the research center called the “national shipbuilding research and development center” (NIRDESH), located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Indian Defense Minister AK Antony, has recently completed its foundation. India is expected to be devoted to its 6 billion rupees (133 million) costs.
Indian official said the center will be operational for two years, it will help research to help the Indian Navy, “from planning to delivery,” the various stages of ship manufacturing technology, will help reduce India military dependence on imports.
reported that India believes that China’s influence in the Indian Ocean continues to expand, including China, Sri Lanka and other countries funded major infrastructure reconstruction projects, that India is “vigilance.” Indian analysts also said that although India has been in the Navy firepower behind China, but India should strive to obtain full ownership of the strategic significance of the Indian Ocean, attaches great importance to this connection in Asia, Europe and the Middle East region’s major waterway. Retired Rear Admiral RajaMenon India, told AFP, “We can not compete with China does not mean we can not ‘protect’ our interests in the Indian Ocean, Indian Ocean, we want to get the initiative.”