India held a secret Saudi joint naval exercises aimed against China
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LONDON May 30 news: the United States Network World Forum on May 26 reported that, for outward projection of China’s growing military strength, and gradually increase its influence throughout the Indian Ocean region a high degree of concern, the major countries of India and the Middle East Saudi Arabia recently held a secret joint military exercises, exercise content directed at China.
reported that on May 25, the Indian Navy in the Red Sea and Saudi Arabia held a joint exercise. Indian Navy sent a “Delhi” was (INS Delhi) and “A Dita” number (INS Aditya) ships, and aboard ships also entered the Saudi port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit. In this regard, the report quoted the Indian Navy Rear Admiral, Western Fleet commander Qi Ma (SPS Cheema) General as saying “the sending of warships, primarily for the Indian Navy to prove their ability.”
Qima also said, “This joint exercise is designed to the actual sailing skills, ships and other maritime task execution control aspects of mutual cooperation, enhance coordination between the Navy’s combat capability and combat techniques.” visit to Saudi Arabia in the process, Qima Major General on matters related to the Saudi Navy, Major General Shaukat Sultan Abdullah (Abdullah Al Sultan) was discussed.
quoted an Indian defense experts as saying that China is traditionally in India to those affected penetration within the region: China is engaged in the construction of ports, roads and railways, but also to Myanmar, Maldives , Mauritius, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia, the sale of military products. In this case, India had tried to strengthen its cooperation with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members of the cooperation between the defense and take the initiative to help the GCC countries to maintain and upgrade the fleet.
reported, although it is not clear in the 25th Saudi naval exercise in the role, but it is certain that in the past three years time, Saudi Arabia has been quietly expanding its cooperation with India in between cooperation. In July 2008, as the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) organization one of the participants, the Saudi navy sent a “Dammam” No. (HMS Dammam) and “Yabu” No. (HMS Yanbu) warships, for the first time to India access. Qi Ma also mentioned the cooperation between the two countries: “India and Saudi Arabia, regarded as a defense cooperation to promote bilateral relations is an important way in the past few years, the two countries have been trying to increase the armed forces of the past each other Cooperation between. “(Compiled: Spring)