Swiss media: the Chinese navy in India far exceeds the quality and quantity of the world’s third
Chinese naval warships to participate in the main naval parade
2009 LONDON, August 7 news: Swiss International Relations and Security Network 5th Asia-Pacific security experts published an article called Pointe Hashemi, is the world’s third largest China’s naval sea power to accelerate the process of modernization, the future will become the world’s most powerful navy one. This makes India very worried neighbors, and continue to strengthen its naval power to confront the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean competition has just begun.
India’s first nuclear submarines, “body count” was already a two-year test and sea trials before they can officially installed the Indian Navy. Pant said the Indian Navy’s expansion to focus on China, although India is far unable to catch up on this powerful neighbor, but its surrounding waters in India had some significant progress.
Pant said a Chinese nuclear submarine in a few months ago for the first time as part of celebrations to attend the sixtieth anniversary of the Chinese navy anniversary, highlights China’s growing maritime capability. China no longer as reticent, not even admit that they already have such capabilities. Now, the Chinese nuclear submarine commander to talk openly about the importance of defending national interests, and once belonged to the weakest link among the three services of the navy, has become China’s military modernization is actively promoting the project in focus.
Pant said that the Chinese navy is now regarded as the world’s third military power on the sea, after the United States and Russia, both from the qualitative point of view, or from the quantitative point of view, far exceeds that of India. People’s Liberation Army Navy in the past is a coastal force to protect the safety of mainland China. However, as the eighties of last century China’s economic boom, expanding the scope of their interests, and gradually reveal the projection of military power to the intent of the Indian Ocean.
Pant pointed out that China invested heavily in military modernization, especially in the naval field, whether it is the will from the modernization perspective, or from the ability to maintain a modern point of view, India and China are far . China’s increasingly sophisticated submarine force may eventually become the world’s most powerful submarine fleet is one. And some people think that, with the Chinese submarine, ballistic missile intercept technology and GPS to improve rapidly, it will eventually be able to have the challenge of American power.
Moreover, senior Chinese officials have said China is ready for the end of 2010 the construction of its first aircraft carrier, it is because China believes that the carrier is to protect China’s maritime interests are essential. China’s development means that the carrier’s intent to Taiwan China’s military modernization is no longer the primary purpose.
Pant said, as China’s economic and political strength, its influence on the Indian Ocean region is also a corresponding increase. China is the key to curb the point of access along the Indian Ocean, the sea base, these bases are not only their economic interests, but also to enhance its strategic presence in the region.
He said that China has realized that sea power will give its potential as a regional superpower hegemony and the rise of the necessary strategic influence – and there are already ample evidence that China is building its all-round sea power.
Pant said, China is increasingly dependent on marine and resources, reflecting the country’s expanding influence in the Indian Ocean and eventually to dominate the strategic environment, the fervent hope. China’s dependence on the Indian Ocean base gradually increased, its weakness made for itself knows is a response: that China has realized that its area of ??operation and the distance between the Indian Ocean, limited logistical support of their military operations.
Pant said, as India’s great geographical advantages enjoyed by the Indian Ocean, China will find it hard to like India to exert influence on the Indian Ocean. However, China is to protect and consolidate its interests in the Indian Ocean all the measures taken, will allow India to understand China’s real intentions, so that the two Asian powers into a security dilemma.
However, Pant went on to say, between China and India continue to develop strategic partnership tensions inherent in early 2009 on his way to the Gulf of Aden, the Indian a “Kilo” class submarine and Chinese warships will sonar systems attempt to test each other shortcomings, which will highlight this point. At that time the Chinese media reported that Chinese submarines, surface warships to force India, the Indian Navy is firmly denied.
Finally, Pant said, unless careful, otherwise the possibility of future deterioration of such events is high, especially in India and in the coastal waters of the sea far away from their increased activity is likely to lead India the competition between the two navies. China and India led the Indian Ocean naval competition has just begun. (Compiled: Spring)