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China Unperturbed By Indian Military Base in Andaman Island Near Strait of Malacca

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Indian Navy’s plan to build a new air base in Andaman and Nocibar Island has not really evoked strong reactions from the Chinese Army (PLA) as expected. The PLA stated that Andaman and Nocibar Island is part of India and it is a normal move by New Delhi it to develop a military base there. 

Indian Naval Base in Andaman Island a Key “Cog in the Wheel” to Control Strait of Malacca

The Indian Navy recently commissioned the new air base — INS Kohassa — in the Andaman and Nicobar islands as part of attempts to improve the operational presence in the Indian Ocean where China has been expanding its footprints.

The Indian Navy has been reinforcing its presence in the Indian Ocean in view of China frequently sending warships and submarines to the region.  Referring to the launch of the Indian naval base, a report in official Chinese military website said on Friday that some foreign media are provoking the situation, saying India intends to “confront China”.

Ding Hao, deputy director of the Asian-African Military Affairs Office of the Foreign Military Studies Department under the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA’s) Academy of Military Sciences, said the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are overseas territories of Dominion of India and that it is a normal move for the Indian military to establish military bases there.

Ding also defended China’s forays into the Indian Ocean, saying all the “going global” policy of the Chinese military are to safeguard the peace and stability of the world and safeguard China’s own overseas interests, not to threaten any country or region.

China has built a logistics base at Djibouti in the Indian Ocean and acquired Sri Lanka’s Hambantota on 99-year lease as part of “debt diplomacy”.

In response to India’s concerns about China’s military presence, Ding said that Beijing has always advocated enhancing strategic mutual trust with India at all levels, so it is not necessary to exaggerate Indian military use of their third naval base or Chinese Navy’s entering the Indian Ocean.

The “China threat” theory is repeatedly mentioned whenever Chinese ships appear in the Indian Ocean, the report said.  He claimed that the main purpose of the Chinese navy entering the Indian Ocean is to maintain the safety of the maritime channel.

“Given that pirates are very active and Chinese ships sailing to and from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia all need to go through the Indian Ocean, the aim of the Chinese navy entering the Indian Ocean is not only for its own interests. Instead, it also aims to protect the safety of ships from all countries,” he said.

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