New Delhi: Since the last month, Chinese research and surveillance vessels are anchored in the Sri Lankan marine limits. One Chinese ship had sunk in this region, in the olden times. China clarified that these ships were present in the area to research the incident. But keeping in view the Chinese ambitions in the Indian Ocean, the Indian Navy is keeping a close watch on the movements of these Chinese ships.
Last month, these ships reached the Sri Lankan marine region. In the 15th century, a Chinese vessel had sunk in the area where these ships are currently anchored. China has sent these ships to this region under the pretext of researching the sunken ship. Because of the agreement signed by President Jinping with Sri Lanka, Chinese ships can carry out surveillance in the Sri Lankan marine region. This surveillance becomes a part of the same agreement. But Indian Navy suspects the Chinese intentions. The Indian Navy has expressed a possibility that there could be some larger Chinese plot behind this surveillance.
Therefore, the Indian Navy is keeping a close watch on the movements of these Chinese ships. China has been involved in such aggression even in the past. The Chinese activities in the Indian Ocean have increased since 2012. This is a threat to Indian security and interests. Not only the Indian Ocean, but China is also inciting Japan and Philippines too by sending warships in their marine regions. But these countries are retaliating strongly against Chinese bullying. Against this background, the Indian Navy has now been alerted.