New Delhi: Indian Navy has increased the number of ships to keep on the ‘move’ of China in the Indian Ocean. Through them, the Navy is increasing the surveillance mission. Now China will be monitored on a whim. Apart from this, the Indian Army and the Japanese Navy conducted a joint exercise in the Indian Ocean amidst the escalation in East Ladakh with China. The Japanese Navy reported that JS KASHIMA and JS SHIMAYUKI of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force conducted manoeuvres with INS Rana (INS RANA) and INS Kulish (INS KULISH) of the Indian Navy.
The present-day manoeuvre between India and Japan is seen to be linked to tensions between India and China in Ladakh. Chinese naval ships and submarines have been frequent in the Indian Ocean for some time.
Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono in a statement expressed concern not only on China’s defence capabilities but also China’s intention in the Indo-Pacific region. For the first time, Japan reacted to China’s aggression in parts of Asia in the last few months. Let us tell you that after the statement of the Japanese Defense Minister, both the countries performed the exercises. In which 2-2 warships took part from both countries.
Know why this exercise is special
Tension has been going on between India and China for some time. At the same time, China has been keeping an eye on the important island of the East China Sea for a long time. Japan is determined to capture it. Both China and Japan have been asserting their claims on the islands. Those are known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaos in China.