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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Navy Alert to Chinese Nuclear Submarine Threat in Indian Ocean

Type 093 (Shang) class SSNConvinced that the presence of a Chinese nuclear powered attack submarine in the Indian Ocean in the last few months is part of a carefully choreographed exercise to expand its military presence in the region, senior Navy Officers have told NDTV that they don't accept the assertion that China's submarine deployment has been in aid of the anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia.

Navy Sources have told NDTV that while no Chinese nuclear submarine has been actively tracked trying to probe India's territorial waters, there is a recognition that a great game of submarine subterfuge, a feature of the Cold War, may now be breaking out in the Indian Ocean.

A key player in this new submarine game is China's new Type 093 Shang class fast attack nuclear submarine at least 6 of which have either been built or deployed.

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