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India steps up warship patrols like never before to counter China

The waters off India haven't seen this many naval vessels together since World War II as both China and Western allies deploy more warships in the area

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Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Bloomberg
India is carrying out more warship patrols than ever before as concerns grow about the country’s ability to remain dominant in the Indian Ocean as China’s naval power quickly increases.

The waters off India haven’t seen this many naval vessels together since World War II as both China and Western allies deploy more warships in the area, according to senior Indian naval officials familiar with the matter. They estimated about 125 foreign naval vessels were in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly three times the number deployed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks when the

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First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 1:16 PM IST

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