India-China News: Post India’s bitter clash with China in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, the Indian Navy has intensified its surveillance missions and ramped up its deployments in the Indian Ocean region, PTI reported people familiar with the development as saying.
The sources further added that in view of the emerging situations, the Indian Navy has been enhancing its operational cooperation with friendly naval forces like the US Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.
The Indian Navy had on Saturday undertaken an exercise with the Japanese Navy in the Indian Ocean region. Sources told PTI that this exercises was done in an area that is frequented by the Chinese naval vessels and submarines.
The report added that the Indian Navy ships – INS Rana and INS Kulish – were part of the exercise, whereas Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces had also deployed their two ships – JS Kashima and JS Shimayuki.
The source was quoted as saying that the aim of the exercise was to enhance interoperability between the two navies.