India, China in naval exercises




 
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November 20th, 2004  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: India, China in naval exercises


Hi,

Ok a bit old news .....but hasen't been posted so here goes more than a news i belive i would like to discuss it's implication with regard to Sino-Indian Ties.............This is the first time these two asian Giants are conducted joint naval exercises.................Step towards better ties .........Three frontline warships of Indian Navy will carry out a search and rescue exercise with the marine units of the Chinese Navy.

The War ships are as follows NS Ranjit (guided missile destroyer), INS Kulish (guided missile corvette) and INS Jyoti (replenishment tanker).


Fixed-Wing aircraft and helicopters are also expected to join...........This would be the first time that the two navies would be .............undertaking an exercise of this magnitude.............The exercise is aimed at ensuring the safety of maritime trade ........................and improving coordination in search and rescue at sea. .................This exercise will also be a significant step in enhancing ....................cooperation between India and China in the maritime field.

Quote:
BEIJING, China (AP) -- In a new twist to the Asian security picture, China and India were set to begin their first-ever joint naval exercises off Shanghai's coast on Friday.

The exercises are also the boldest step yet in the steadily improving relationship between the giant neighbors and former foes.

Three Indian navy ships are joining the maritime safety and search and rescue exercises, which also will include helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, according to Indian media reports.

China has not announced which of its craft will participate, and its Defense Ministry has not permitted foreign media to view the exercises.

"We believe that this cooperation will further enhance friendly relations and improve further understanding between the two sides," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said Thursday

Source
Quote:
While the maneuvers are militarily insignificant the naval cooperation is
seen as deeply symbolic for two countries still mending ties after a 1962
border war.

"Its historic significance lies in that the two countries are beginning to
act upon and get to know each other,"
R.P. Suthan, Eastern commander of the
Indian navy, told the government mouthpiece People's Daily.
hmmmmm.................while these excersises has little military iimplication ...............but signs of improvement of ties maybe..............if these type of excersises continue both would get to know each other ............and incerased interoprabality..................good signs for the region

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