Navy alive to China threat, says Lanba 

Navy alive to China threat, says Lanba 

Admiral Lanba responding to questions at the annual press conference ahead of Navy Day

China’s submarine deployment

China has deployed submarines in Indian Ocean for anti-piracy controls supposedly

Admiral’s response to the deployment

It is rather an odd task to give to a submarine as it is not the most ideal platform to do anti-piracy patrols

Backdrop

China has actively deployed ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean in the name of anti-piracy measures and the frequency has steadily gone up. Several U.S. military officers too have expressed similar views in the past

Conventional carrier

After much deliberation, the Indian Navy has decided to go ahead with a conventionally powered reactor instead of a nuclear-powered one for its second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-II)

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