Indian aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea: a “strategic” signal to China and Pakistan


Due to Sino-Pakistani military exercises, India sent the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the Arabian Sea.


Pakistan and China on Monday began large-scale exercises in the north of the Arabian Sea. The goal of the joint nine-day maneuvers is to increase interoperability and strategic cooperation between the naval forces of the two states, The Hindustan Times writes.

The dispatch of Vikramaditya is seen as a specific message from New Delhi to its two neighbors, and even as a strategic signal. The fact is that on board the aircraft carrier, when it was deployed to follow the "strategic mission", there were "high-ranking representatives of the Naval Headquarters." This was told to journalists by "military sources" (names are not called).

Pakistan and China conduct their naval watch exercises aimed at strengthening strategic cooperation between the naval forces, at a time of increased tensions between India and Pakistan due to the Kashmir problem, the Indian publication recalls. The exercises are really large: a variety of ships participate in them, including destroyers, frigates and submarines.

Sources told the correspondent that the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier with MiG-29K fighters on board was sent to the sea “for strategic purpose.” China is developing the Pakistani port of Gwadar on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is increasing its military presence in the region. This is a concern in India.

Recall that in 2015, the Pakistani government transferred one hundred and fifty-two hectares of land in the port of Gwadar to state-owned companies China Overseas Port Holding for a long lease. Purpose: organization of a special economic zone in the port.

The port city of Gwadar, through the Sino-Pakistan Economic Corridor (China - Pakistan Economic Corridor, CPEC, a tens of billions of dollars project), intends to "connect" with the Chinese province of Xinjiang. The funds in this project are invested, of course, by rich China. It is planned to build a whole network of roads and railways that will connect the Pakistani port with the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China.

India is categorically against such an infrastructure project, because CPEC means the joint activities of China and Pakistan on the territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, and this is part of Kashmir, the disputed territory.
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  1. Vladimir_2U 11 January 2020 15: 46 New
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    It is very subtly hinted that 20 light fighters are not khukh-mukhras.
    1. kjhg 11 January 2020 15: 50 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      It is very subtly hinted that 20 light fighters are not khukh-mukhras.

      Mig-29K - a medium-sized multi-functional ship-based fighter. Hindus want to numb their tejas light fighters.
      1. Vladimir_2U 11 January 2020 15: 52 New
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        Quote: kjhg
        Mig-29K is an average multi-functional fighter

        Yes? What is MANY-PURPOSE in the know, but in the modern classification I don’t remember the concept of "medium fighter
    2. bouncyhunter 11 January 2020 15: 51 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      20 light fighters, these are not khukh-mukhras

      But no wai-wai-panic.
      1. Vladimir_2U 11 January 2020 15: 54 New
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        Quote: bouncyhunter
        But no wai-wai-panic.

        In our case, Jimi-Jimi-panic, Acha-Acha-panic. laughing
        1. bouncyhunter 11 January 2020 15: 57 New
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          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          In our case

          belay But why should we panic? wink
          1. Vladimir_2U 11 January 2020 15: 58 New
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            Article with us? So our case. Logics!
            1. bouncyhunter 11 January 2020 16: 02 New
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              Quite. One of my instructors said that logic is a tautology, because of which you will not see the obvious. yes
              1. Aerodrome 11 January 2020 16: 15 New
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                Indian aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea: a “strategic” signal to China and Pakistan
                look what China will say ... I think he is not very "puzzled" by such .... an aircraft carrier.
                1. bouncyhunter 11 January 2020 16: 17 New
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                  Quote: Aerodrome
                  look what China will say ... I think he is not very "puzzled" by such a .... aircraft carrier

                  The same thoughts ... yes
                  1. Elena Zakharova 11 January 2020 22: 41 New
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                    You should not think so.
                    Vikramaditya is a rather formidable weapon.

                    Personal photo))
                    1. NEOZ 12 January 2020 21: 34 New
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                      Quote: Elena Zakharova
                      Vikramaditya is a rather formidable weapon.

                      and what is it terrible?
                      why do you think this aircraft carrier was sold to India?
                      1. Elena Zakharova 12 January 2020 21: 41 New
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                        Quote: NEOZ
                        Was this aircraft carrier sold to India?

                        You have a mistake right away.
                        He was not sold.
                        The story is a little different.
                        Although a little you are right, it was sold for ONE dollar.
                        And the formidable one is that there is a rather powerful air wing, and it consists not only of the MiG-29 KUB.
                      2. NEOZ 12 January 2020 21: 43 New
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                        Quote: Elena Zakharova
                        The story is a little different.

                        the essence of the issue does not change
                        Quote: Elena Zakharova
                        aircraft wing, and it consists not only of the MiG-29 KUB.

                        and from what else?
                      3. Elena Zakharova 12 January 2020 21: 47 New
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                        Even with me, in Severodvinsk, a second F-18 take-off and landing system was mounted.
                        Siemens.
                        So surprises are possible ....
                      4. NEOZ 16 January 2020 12: 00 New
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                        Quote: Elena Zakharova
                        a second F-18 take-off and landing system was mounted.

                        what is the second system?
                        what are the differences from ours?
                      5. Elena Zakharova 17 January 2020 10: 06 New
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                        Is it critical for you to know such subtleties?
                      6. NEOZ 19 January 2020 13: 04 New
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                        Quote: Elena Zakharova
                        Is it critical for you to know such subtleties?

                        nothing is critical for anyone ...
        2. Elena Zakharova 11 January 2020 22: 44 New
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          Here, there’s something else))

          1. tinkle 12 January 2020 18: 41 New
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            Why take a picture at a secure enterprise, and even upload it? you do not value work at all.
            1. Elena Zakharova 12 January 2020 20: 06 New
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              And I was there on a business trip))
      2. donavi49 11 January 2020 16: 43 New
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        Well, he is puzzled by the regular Rimpacks from the Hindus who collect this. China has no friends to collect this yet sad



        Even Indo Rimpak 2019 is more than the Chinese-Pakistani teachings. Although he was the most flawed in history, mainly because of the Indians (who made other teachings of Verun a priority) and the Americans, who were busy with another, and, out of politeness, participated there.


        However, again, in Indo Rimpak 2019 decreased, but they collected 2 AUGs in separate exercises of Verun.
      3. antivirus 11 January 2020 19: 38 New
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        Will Gorshkov teach Harry Truman?
        in response to the exercises of the Russian Federation-China-Iran, and Paki-China
        And the landing of Indians on the US Air Force? here's a plug for everyone
        1. Grandfather 11 January 2020 21: 28 New
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          Quote: antivirus
          Will Gorshkov teach Harry Truman?
          in response to the exercises of the Russian Federation-China-Iran, and Paki-China
          And the landing of Indians on the US Air Force? here's a plug for everyone

          deep ... 40 degrees ... not, I understand, but ... deep, one hell.
          1. antivirus 11 January 2020 22: 14 New
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            strategic partnership is not khukh-mukhra.
            and the Russian Federation + China + Iran (we are friends in Syria, we need other BBI issues),
            and the United States + Indians can unite?
            how not to push the Indians into the hands of the West?
  • TermNachTer 16 January 2020 00: 04 New
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    And how many boards can the Chinese put up? Is it Khuhra - Muhra?
  • 75 Sergey 11 January 2020 15: 57 New
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    Training, practice, grab goals, look at the enemy through the sight, this is normal!
  • knn54 11 January 2020 16: 09 New
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    Given the support, somewhere half the fleet, a third for sure.
  • Thrifty 11 January 2020 16: 12 New
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    And what, one aircraft carrier, without an escort? If so, then the Indians are either overly self-confident or also overly foolish! !!
  • donavi49 11 January 2020 16: 31 New
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    By the way, from the Chinese side, the 34th tactical group is changing the 33th tactical group (the same one, which, after months on patrol, conducted exercises in Iran with Yaroslav the Wise and Iranian ships - and now has almost returned home) wink
    Yunchan destroyer.

    Frigate Yunchen (054A). Weishanhu's standard procurement project 903. Additional forces in this tactical group are Liugongdao, a submarine rescuer. Probably the submarines will be Pakistani.


    From the Pakistani side, search aircraft will be involved. Two frigates of the Zulfakar type (Chinese project, manufactured in Pakistan under license).


    High-speed missile boats and support forces (well, and probably a submarine, since the Chinese brought support). In total, up to ten surface ships will be involved.


    In general, it is not clear why the Indians were so excited. Ordinary small exercises. Despite the fact that the Hindus themselves collected 3 international KUG / AUG on their Rimpak.
    1. Grandfather 11 January 2020 21: 30 New
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      Quote: donavi49
      In general, it is not clear why the Indians were so excited.

      nominally ....
  • Foxnova 11 January 2020 16: 34 New
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    Nerpa is India's only trump card
  • donavi49 11 January 2020 18: 26 New
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    And by the way, maybe it's not even about observation, but about testing. They write that DONE !!! The first landing is successful.
    1. Grandfather 11 January 2020 21: 32 New
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      Quote: donavi49
      DONE !!!

      Tejas sat down ... the deck. ?
      1. donavi49 11 January 2020 22: 32 New
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        Yes, the first landing. They put off so many years and still molested.
  • Ezekiel 25-17 11 January 2020 22: 41 New
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    That's what aircraft carriers are for ...
  • CommanderDIVA 11 January 2020 23: 21 New
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    The article is partially plagiarized from the resource at this link https://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/18262167, junk for 2018 regarding the Pakistan-China corridor, there were fewer normal articles and sensible opinions on the VO
  • Chaldon48 12 January 2020 00: 57 New
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    It will be interesting to contribute to the continued existence of the BRICS or bury it in the end?
  • Talgat 148 12 January 2020 05: 04 New
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    Due to Sino-Pakistani military exercises, India sent INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier to the Arabian Sea ...

    Something a lot of mistakes in the Military Review.