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US Navy P8 Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft landed in the Andaman archipelago: India named a possible cause

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The Indian press reports that the US Navy's P8 Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft landed for the first time at an airfield located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands archipelago. This archipelago belongs to India. In this regard, the question immediately arose in India, for what purpose did the American Poseidon end up on the Indian islands?


There have been suggestions that this may be "somehow related to tensions in the Ladakh region," located on the Sino-Indian border. It is noted that "the United States is thus demonstrating support for India in the face of aggravated relations with China."

After some time, reports came that an anti-submarine patrol aircraft had landed on an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, probably to replenish fuel supplies - at an Indian naval base. This is provided for by agreements on logistic interaction between New Delhi and Washington. At the same time, it is noted that the US Navy's new P8 Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft have never previously used Indian bases in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Indian experts believe that the appearance of such an aircraft "testifies to the strong support of India from the United States in the context of the intensification of the presence of Chinese naval submarines in the waters of the Indian Ocean."

The Indian Navy also has P8 Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft. There are 12 of them at the moment. Judging by the rhetoric of Indian experts, even with so many new anti-submarine warplanes, they need "American support" in the Indian Ocean.
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 3 October 2020 09: 51 New
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    A good and illustrative example. India is gradually coming under the roof of the Americans, in its confrontation with China. The Americans have been waiting for this for a long time. I think a new conflict is not far off. This is already an axiom, when before the start of the database there is a painstaking intelligence from the Americans.
    1. stalki
      stalki 3 October 2020 10: 39 New
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      A good and illustrative example. India is gradually coming under the roof of the Americans, in its confrontation with China. The Americans have been waiting for this for a long time. I think a new conflict is not far off. This is already an axiom, when before the start of the database there is a painstaking intelligence from the Americans.
      And why is he good? And who is it good for?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 4 October 2020 11: 00 New
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        Quote: stalki
        And why is he good? And who is it good for?

        An example where proof is no longer needed
        1. stalki
          stalki 4 October 2020 14: 20 New
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          An example where proof is no longer needed
          Evidence of what? I don't understand your hints?
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra 3 October 2020 09: 57 New
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    Hindus are tired of independence - they want to become a colony again. There is no need to think - do what the Sahib ordered.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 3 October 2020 16: 53 New
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      The white master will be found instantly, as soon as the people agree to the role of slaves. The example of Ukraine is more than indicative.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 October 2020 10: 23 New
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    America is no longer just flirting with India by persuading them to buy their weapons, and has moved on to the next phase - consolidating "friendship" against China. How this "friendship" can end, the Indians probably do not fully realize, and if they do, they probably think that they will pass the cup of the former "friends" of the United States (Egypt, Iraq ...).
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 3 October 2020 10: 53 New
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    Don't you think that India will repeat the feat of the Russian troops led by Suvorov in the Swiss Alps. So the Himalayas are not the Alps and the Suvorovs in India are not observed. All Amitabhi Bachans and Kapoors are observed. wassat
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 3 October 2020 10: 55 New
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    ... why did the American Poseidon end up on the Indian islands?

    Kitinskie podvnye lodki ..
    Bases in Djibouti and Gwadar haunt striped Democrats.
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 5 October 2020 08: 55 New
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    Am-ers like Georgia have already provided "strong support." Hindus should beware.