NEW DELHI - Chinese Navy nuclear submarines deployment in Indian Ocean has emerged out to be a nightmare for INDIA.
Although China has not deployed any nuclear submarine in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) since September 2017, it's deployment has been haunting India.
"No Chinese submarine has been deployed by the Chinese in the Indian Ocean since the last 18 months.
The Chinese have been sending regular patrols of their nuclear and diesel electric submarines since the last five years," they said.
The development has taken place when India has upgraded its capability through its fleet of Boeing P-8I and other anti-submarine warfare capabilities to detect and track Chinese vessels passing through IOR.
In the last five years, the Chinese have deployed more than a dozen of their nuclear and conventional submarines in and around IOR.
The Chinese have also been claiming that the Indian Ocean cannot be claimed solely by India just because of its name but then they claim sovereign rights over the South China Sea.