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India no punches in a rivalry with China after having suffered its teeth or comments about Indian ocean New Delhi is now Milat rising the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago by the entry point of the Lakers trade fair fails and talking facilities are being extended and refitted to accommodate larger vehicles is also a plan to station additional aircraft worships Mrs. Browns and soldiers in the vicinity a plan that is certainly given in China some Sleepless Nights let’s talk about the Indian Ocean and the evolution of the India China rivalry and your children and welcome to get involved.

how to 1.3 billion people India is best for the promising Geography the formidable Himalayan mountains to the north shielded from Chinese in current War III as it to the west forms is valuable buffer with hostel Pakistan still India is taking no chances and maintains a large dining Army other fronts land power is therefore the number one priority for New Delhi then again being surrounded by oceans on three sides Indian Navy has recently started to gain more appreciation this has happened for several reasons for CBSE trade has taken presidents of a land-based read much of India’s international trade and Commerce especially agricultural exports is transported by see more than 70% by value and 90% by volume inside second China has become more assertive over the past decade it has secured talking rights and establish spots and bases along the Indian Ocean from Tirupati to Sri Lanka inter India courier Rangers never mission from the Arabian Sea where it has traditionally Such To contain the Pakistani Navy to the wider Indian ocean to contain and counter Chinese

Currents that much of Modern Warfare revolves around Missal deterrence India has had an impressive 6s in developing a sea Bass leg of its nuclear triad its domestic rebuilt nuclear missile submarine of the audience classic Brands India power full second straight nuclear reactions that only for other countries that have search capabilities please free reasons trade security and China have reinvigorated the mandate of the Indian Navy at least that is what the Indian leadership claims to travel is the to achieve its objectives in the Indian Ocean where you want to make the nuclear ballistic missile submarines operable New Delhi special needs a large conventional delete this hour is a most resource-intensive objective to safeguard is merchant fleets in the Indian Ocean to secure the freedom of navigation and to the hostel forces access India needs about 200 Surfers vessels which includes folder with their craft ideas that can cover a wide range of operations it

currently has 140 worships still impressive but not enough as the 5th largest economy in the are certainly has the capacity to produce such expense of ships or even extended sleep but India also has a lot of expenses and the distribution of resources proven to be completed the standoff with Pakistan the man’s much of India’s resources while there are also insurgencies machine parts of India recently China has been pushing the line of actual control in the high altitude terrain of the Himalayas please security distractions the man a lot of resources from India so much so that the Indian Navy has the short end of the stick when it comes to the distribution of the military budget and even when the Navy is promised more funding money is not always for coming currently India is undergoing a 15-year modernization plan for its Navy was supposed to receive an annual budget of client 4.5 billion dollars from 2015 to 2018 with the end to increase its fleet inventory from 140 worships through 205 2020 7 that is the number of surface vessels in the need to secure it backyard from Chinese incursions in practice however since Arvind different principles

In 2017 Indian Navy received only 3 billion dollars of the promised 8.5 billion dollars and much of the funding went straight to the previously signed contracts no new purchases were made Walter also insurgencies western part of India recently China has been put on the line of actual control in the higher altitude terrain of the Himalayas please security distractions the man a lot of resources from India so much so that the Indian Navy has the short end of the stick with it comes to the distribution of the military budget and even when the Navy is promised more funding the money is not used for coming currently in the eye is on the giving a 15-year modernization plan for its Navy to was supposed to receive an annual budget of 8.5 billion dollars from 2015 to 2013 with the end to increase its fleet inventory from 140 worships 220 27 that is the number of surface vessels India need to secure it back yard from Chinese incursions in practice however since I’ve been different principles in 2017 the Indian Navy received only 3 billion dollars of the promise 8.5 billion dollars and much of the funding went straight to the previously signed contracts no new purchases were made with the way things are going in the US Naval modernization policy will fail and the Navy will be shot by a few dozen ships India will still make progress with some high profile label weaponry warships submarines but it just cannot go head-to-head with China it doesn’t have the resources to do self self to make up its lack of resources India is turning to strategic thinking it is working closely with international partners for an entire China coalition it is strengthening its position along the fringes of the Indian Ocean and it is seeking to build up its own influence in China’s backyard name is a south China Sea however India’s Ace in the hole my peak velocity home the Andaman and Nicobar Island chain consisting of 572 Island is located by the winds of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman sea Island change offers a critical vantage point on the nearby Maritime traffic in particular the north-south configuration of the islands makes it a vital force multiplier taluku Geography Grounds India excess of leverage the northernmost tip of the Andaman Islands is less than 300 kilometres away from the mainland of Myanmar Meanwhile the southernmost tip of the Nicobar islands is a little over two hundred kilometres from Indonesia from end to end the island chain is well over 800 kilo metres in distance and even though the archipelago accounts for just 4.2 % of India’s last match it provides for about a third of its exclusive Economic Zone every merchant vessel passing through the strait of malacca must navigate to the channels located on either side of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago with the right military and infrastructure investments India could gain the ability to physically block to Western entry point of the malacca strait

This would be ground Breaking the malacca strait is one of the busiest Maritime law in the world it is the single most important point of navigation in the Indian Ocean of the one hand the 20000 ships that sell through the Indian Ocean never hear about seventy thousand of them passed through the malacca strait in the case of China about 80% of its hydrocarbon imports close to the straight does a series of military installations in the Andaman and Nicobar Island chain with galvanized India’s power projection well at the same time undermining Chinese activities value Andaman and Nicobar Islands is not lost on New Delhi currently the Indian military operates in Maldives travel in air force and naval bases in the vicinity with another 24/7 for added convenience however with 572 islands in total there is tremendous room to expand military operations That seems to be exactly what India is going for last year New Delhi commissioned a military infrastructure Development Plan on the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago new facilities will be constructed and existing ones will be extended to accommodate larger worship sufferings founders fighter jets but also new missile batteries and conventions of truce t infrastructure plan is deemed for completion in 10 years meanwhile on the necessary office Indian policy makers are in the construction of a network of sound surveillance sensors that was brought along the seabed from the northern tip of the archipelago today self this under sea wall with Cloudy Indians to monitor and prevent Chinese submarines from entering India’s exclusive Economic Zone busday China’s largest submarine fleet consists of 70 submarines and they have been extraordinarily assertive in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean by setting up 80 web based surveillance Network India would deprive China of its most prized military division although these new powerful military properties will be employed by India’s only theatre command which will operate Assets and manpower from the Army Navy Air force and cause card if it is a first for India and considering its driveri bureaucracy she is a Testament of political will further more as India develops and military bases its archipelago it will have more to contribute to the quadrilateral security dialogue which is basically and asianmetal in the making house images from Japan Australia the United States have shown great interest in collaborating with their Indian counterparts to develop and militarized the Andaman and Nicobar Islands we are like Nations please I Indian archipelago could offer valuable repairing and replenishment facilities just earlier this year the US and Indian Navy is conducted a joint exercise in the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean The the exercise is relatively modest with only basic Maritime drills the timing and location was significant it was the first such trail that took place in the vicinity of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago more sach mein controls in a larger ones can be expected in the near future lightly with the involvement of Australia and Japan as well obviously all these developments are problem for China scene from their perspective it is necessary to prevent India from military rising the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that why Beijing has occasionally as collected by patients in the Himalayas as a means of changing New Delhi’s behaviour and forcing it to rearrange military funding from the Navy to is air force and army it’s a strategy That seems to be working still finance policy of this direction can only be postponed India’s military station at that it cannot stop Ananta when employee properly the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago place India at the centre of big power play it was allowed us to monitor time ships and submarines process through the strait of malacca and the Bay of Bengal while at the same time trending India leverage of the well-being of the Chinese economy since it could technically for American Traffic such power projection with circular for China to reconsider its this position along the Indian Ocean that we consideration need not necessarily be is submission of militarized Andaman and Nicobar archipelago backfire and ignite and arms race in the Indian Ocean and Irreversible damage relations Ronaldo India is set on its militarization plan time will tell.

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