The Indian Navy did play a vital function in stopping any misadventure by the Chinese Navy within the Indian Ocean Region through the peak of the border standoff between the 2 international locations, a prime Navy officer mentioned on Wednesday.
Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Southern Naval Command, informed a press convention right here the Indian Navy ensured “deterrence” towards any misadventure by the PLA navy in Indian Ocean Region at the moment.
“I think the message has gone across to them very unambiguously that do not mess with us at sea and also at land for that matter,” he mentioned.
The officer was responding to a question on whether or not there was a clamour for India to say itself in seas through the tense border standoff in japanese Ladakh involving the troops of the 2 international locations.
Asked whether or not India continues to stay alert and collaborate with pleasant neighbours and different navies working within the area, he mentioned, “the answer is very simple. We are very strong.”
“I don’t think that anybody can play a mischief at sea against India,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the Indian Navy is concentrating on additional constructing its capabilities.
“Our forces have operational capabilities. We remain strong. We remain prepared…,” he mentioned.
India and China have held eight rounds of high-level army talks until November through the over six month lengthy tense standoff in japanese Ladakh.