Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : Wang Xiaoxiong Page No. : 3
URL : http://www.jdqu.com/read-847780-3.html

According to a news report by Reuters, UK on May 2, with increased activities by China in the Indian Ocean, India and the United States are currently in talks regarding cooperating with each other in tracking submarines. Further, the navies of both the countries will hold talks over anti-submarine warfare. The report said that anti-submarine warfare is an area of highly sensitive military technology, and its tactics are shared only amongst allies.

Quoting an Indian naval officer, the report said that Chinese submarines can be spotted four times every three months on an average. Among them, some have already reached close to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Reuters says that these islands lie near the Malacca Straits, the entry to the South China Sea through which more than 80% of China’s fuel supply pass.

An Indian naval spokesperson said that India and U.S will hold a joint exercise in the northern Philippine Sea in June this year, and the focus will be anti-submarine warfare. Japan, another US ally which had been tracking Chinese submarines in the western Pacific also will participate in the exercise.

Reuters says that both US and India are growing concerned at the reach and ambition of the Chinese navy. Last month India, shedding its decades-old stand of not aligning with US, agreed to share its military bases with US. (Wang Xiaoxiong)

 

英媒:美印商讨合作跟踪中国潜艇

据英国路透社2日报道,随着中国不断加强在印度洋的活动,印度和美国正在商讨合作跟踪潜艇事宜。此外,两国海军还将就反潜作战举行会谈。报道称,反潜战是军事科技高度敏感领域,只有盟友才会进行战术分享。

报道引述印度海军军官的话称,每季度平均可以看到中国潜艇4次,其中一些潜艇已经游弋到印度安达曼和尼科巴群岛附近。路透社称,该群岛邻近马六甲海峡,是南海门户,超过80%的中国燃料供给经过南海。

一名印度海军消息人士称,印度和美国今年6月还将在菲律宾海北部举行联合演习,重点是反潜作战。美国另一个盟友日本也将参加。日本一直在西太平洋地区跟踪中国潜艇。

路透社称,美国和印度都对中国海军的触角和野心愈发担忧。上月,印度“抛开了数十年来与美国不结盟的立场”,同意和美军分享军事基地。      (王晓雄)

 

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