Indian Navy said in 2009 a Chinese nuclear submarine patrol territorial waters 16 times
Chinese Navy 092 strategic nuclear submarines
LONDON, January 22: India’s “Today’s Post” recently published an article that China’s submarine force on the development of fast, and soon will have the advantage of a new generation of nuclear attack submarines on patrol in the Indian Ocean strategy capacity. The article also quoted an internal intelligence, said the Indian Navy in 2009, overseas Chinese nuclear submarine in the implementation of long-range patrol leader was found 16 times the number of times. In contrast, the number of submarines in India from the current 16 will be reduced to eight in 2015.
The article said that the Indian Navy currently has 16 active submarines. However, the Navy’s document shows that by the conventional retirement factors, the number of submarines will be active in India’s 16 now down to nine in 2012 and 2015 8.
contrast, Pakistan currently has five active-duty submarines, by 2015 plus purchase three, and the recent period there is no submarine decommissioning. Thus, around 2015, the number of submarines Pakistan and India may be flat. And Pakistan’s coastline is only one-seventh of India.
In addition, China will soon put to the Indian Ocean with the slow penetration of courage and strategic capabilities, it will use its new generation of nuclear attack submarines in India’s backyard gradually weaken the forces of the Indian Navy.
article points out, these obviously uncomfortable warning was included in India’s eastern naval command (which is responsible for control of India’s submarines) has signed an internal memo in circulation. However, the MOU has fallen into the Indian national television – “News Today” (Headlines Today) Channel hands.
the internal memo cited intelligence reports, in 2009 a Chinese nuclear submarine patrol in territorial waters was found 16 times the number of times, it has been a substantial increase over the previous two years. This is enough to make the Indians believe that, “In the near future, the PLA Navy will expand its patrol – a nuclear attack submarine patrols to increase the frequency, duration and scope, including but not limited to the South Indian Ocean, or the Indian Navy is responsible for within the region. ”
memo to predict, said: “By 2015, the Indian Navy’s submarine force and the naval blockade in the Indian Ocean and close to capacity will be reduced to anti-lowest level, and, many a combination of factors is the Indian into the ‘highly dynamic concern’ (grave operational concern) situation. “In addition, the memorandum also pointed out its conclusion:” To make matters worse, the next 4-6 years, unless the Indian Navy a lot of line correction, or People’s Liberation Army Navy nuclear submarines in the Indian Ocean may become, in a comprehensive manner the action of forces in the important group to become part of. “
The article said that before, only the Indian Administrative Building South (South Block) within the conversation Topics related to these contents, therefore, the Indian Navy’s first comprehensive memorandum clearly explained exactly how the Navy’s submarine situation worse. In this regard, the memo warned: “People’s Liberation Army Navy seems to undermine the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean maritime superiority to control where the sea lines of communication.”
However, the Naval Command, a senior official in eastern India has said: “This brief memo is just the tip of the iceberg now, we are working with the Delhi government to share more details and hope to push forward the developments.”
article points out, the former Indian Navy Chief of Staff Prakash (Arun Prakash) has said: “This is a serious problem since the beginning of the 21st century, the Navy has been to convey their concerns in India if the situation is not any improvement, it will become very sorry. “
While the Indian Navy is careful not to blame those New Delhi government, but the delay arms sales to the memorandum but then described the situation:” Scorpene “(Scorpene) class submarine construction project delays and potential safety concerns of naval warfare and a lack of strategy, will lead to a successor Navy officials and military planners are facing rapidly increasing anxiety.
The article said that the final recommendations of the Indian Navy memorandum immediately start P-75 under the second batch to buy six conventional submarines of the project, and close attention to the already troubled “Scorpene” class submarine project, in order to avoid its further deterioration. (Compiled: Spring)
HD Chart: PLA 092/091 class strategic nuclear attack submarine command rudder close-up