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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Navy rings China nuclear sub alarm

Type 093 (Shang) class SSNThe Indian Navy has flagged concern over the deployment of a Chinese nuclear submarine for anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden that transited through waters close to India.

The navy has told the government that the submarine, probably a Shang-class Type T094 nuclear-powered boat, was capable of "profiling the coastline", a source in the Indian Navy has told The Telegraph.

The SSN (sub-surface nuclear) attack submarine was deployed from December 13, 2014, to February 14, 2015.

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