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50 ships deployed in India's area of responsibility: Navy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Around 50 vessels are currently deployed in sea lanes, including in areas of India's maritime interest and in anti-piracy operations, the said today.

The has wider presence in the backyard, the region, which is also witnessing an increasing presence of the

It also has mission based deployments from the to the and from northern to the of and southern

"#MissionBasedDeployments From to & from Northern to Southern to of @indiannavy with 50 ships on vigil 24X7 keep our Area of Responsibility (AOR) safe. @indiannavy Anytime, Anywhere Everytime @nsitharaman," the tweeted.

These are also the areas that have some of the vital Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOCs), which are of strategic interest to

China, too, has deployed its ships in the Indian Ocean to carry out anti-piracy operations. It has a naval base in and is building the in Pakistan, strategically situated at the mouth of the

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 23:20 IST
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