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Thursday, June 18, 2015

NZ Navy chief on Chinese foray in Indian Ocean

Type 041 (Yuan) class SSKSharing India's doubts over Chinese claims that forays by its submarines and ships in Indian Ocean were purely part for anti-piracy operations, the New Zealand Navy Chief on Wednesday said China could be "trying to make sure" that they can indeed go beyond its waters.

Rear Admiral Jack Raymond Steer, Chief of New Zealand Navy, also welcomed US' rebalancing of its naval assets to Asia-Pacific region.

"The Chinese will always say one thing and other people will have a different view. The fact that China has been contributing for many years to anti-piracy group is a good thing because more nations contribute, the better it is," Steer said.

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