Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar on Tuesday said that China continues to be a formidable challenger, which has increased its presence not only on India’s land border but also in the maritime domain. Also, he emphasized that the Navy is keeping a regular watch in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
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Delivering the keynote address at an event on ‘Becoming an Oceanic Power’, the Navy Chief discussed the traditional and other security challenges for the country. He also said, “Despite the economic crisis, Pakistan continues to modernize its military, especially its navy, which is on track to become a 50 platform force by around 2030-2035.”
“While these traditional military challenges persist, terrorism remains a major security threat as its size and scope continue to grow,” he said. Admiral Kumar said that with competition taking place on a day-to-day basis, war with potential adversaries could never be ruled out.
“In this regard, China continues to be a formidable challenger and has increased its presence not only on our land borders but also in the maritime domain through anti-piracy operations to challenge the naval presence in the Indian Ocean region,” he said. Can give He later said in a forum conversation that China has been in the Indian Ocean since 2008 and has also built a military base in Djibouti. At the same time, it is developing various ports in the region along the coasts of Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Pakistan and other countries. “We are monitoring their activities in the Indian Ocean region,” the Navy chief said.
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