Indian Navy To Deploy Naval Ships In The Indian Ocean

The Indian Navy has deployed its entire fleet of warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region. Reports suggest that the eastern and western commands intended to send a clear message to China in the wake of the border standoff in Ladakh. The Indian government has adopted a multi-pronged approach involving the Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy. It has also resorted to diplomatic and economic measures to tackle border issues with China. India wants to make it clear that its misadventure in eastern Ladakh is not acceptable. India Navy has deployed its plethora of warships and submarines to create pressure points on China. The maritime space around the Malacca strait is for the critical Chinese supply chain through sea routes.

Reports suggest that after India's deployment there has been no visible increase in forays by Chinese ships in the Indian Ocean Region. However, this could also be due to the People's Liberations Army's excessive deployment of resources in the South China Sea. Following the Galwan valley clash, the Indian Air Force has also deployed almost all frontline fighters like Sukhoi 30MKI, Jaguar, and Mirage 2000 aircraft in the eastern Ladakh Airbases.

The Indian Air Force has also been carrying out night combat air patrols over the eastern Ladakh region. Even the Army has significantly enhanced deployment along the Line Of Actual Control. All three service Chiefs are engaged in deliberations daily to ensure a coordinated approach and to make China understand India's clear message. Following the Galwan valley incident, the Indian government has given the armed forces full freedom to give a befitting reply to any Chinese misadventure along the Line Of Actual Control.

Earlier, With an aim to improve the cooperation between the United States and Indian Maritime forces Indian Naval Ships and United States Navy's USS Nimitz carrier strike group conducted a passex. It happened near the Andaman and Nicobar islands as it is transiting the Indian Ocean. Indian Navy conducted the same passe with Japan maritime self-defense force and the French Navy in the recent past.

Indian Navy has over 10 Jaguar aircraft with anti-ship missiles already deployed in Andaman and Nicobar island which is few kilometers away from Malacca straits.