Amid border tensions with China, Navy significantly expands deployment in Indian Ocean

Following border tension with China, the Indian Navy has deployed a large number of frontline warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR). The move is to send out a clear message to China, according to top defence sources on Wednesday.

A source said the message has been “registered” by China. The Indian Navy deployed a range of its frontline warships and submarines in the IOR when the border tension escalated after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15 in which 20 Indian army personnel were killed.

The defence sources told PTI that the government adopted a multi-pronged approach involving the Army, the Indian Air Force(IAF) and the Navy as well as diplomacy and economic measures to send out a firm and clear message to China that its misadventure in eastern Ladakh was not acceptable at all.

They said the three service chiefs are engaged in deliberations on a regular basis to ensure a coordinated approach in dealing with the situation as well as to make China understand about India’s clear message.