The People’s Liberation Army Navy has significantly invested in upgrading its submarine fleet. Photo: Reuters
Yogesh Joshi
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Yogesh Joshi

China and India’s maritime rivalry has a new flashpoint: the Andaman Sea

  • The revelation that the Indian Navy had forced a Chinese research vessel out of Indian waters is the latest sign of Beijing’s interest in the waterway
  • China is looking to deny India the strategic and military use of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, through means such as expanding its submarine fleet
The People’s Liberation Army Navy has significantly invested in upgrading its submarine fleet. Photo: Reuters
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