India to Unveil Warship to Deter Chinese Submarines Near Coast

“As China grows... It will be more and more active in the Indian Ocean"
India to Unveil Warship to Deter Chinese Submarines Near Coast

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by Bloomberg | August 21, 2014


India will unveil its first home-built anti-submarine warship tomorrow in a move to deter China from conducting underwater patrols near its shores.

Defense Minister Arun Jaitley will commission the 3,300-ton INS Kamorta at the southeastern Vishakapatnam port. The move comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the largest indigenously built guided-missile destroyer and vowed to bolster the country’s defenses so “no one dares to cast an evil glance at India.”

India is pushing to catch up with China, which built 20 such warships in the past two years and sent a nuclear submarine to the Indian Ocean in December for a two-month anti-piracy patrol. The waters are home to shipping lanes carrying a

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