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In his report written for Forbes magazine, Sutton has said that China is deploying these gliders on a large scale. According to the report, these gliders are a type of underground water vehicle fleet (UUV). These were launched in mid-December 2019 and then withdrawn in February. During this period he conducted more than 3,400 analyzes.
Sutton wrote, if we trust this then it is very surprising that China is now deploying such drones on a large scale in the Indian Ocean. China has also deployed a C wing in the Arctic. Citing government sources, Sutton said in his report that these gliders from China are similar to those deployed by the US Navy and China cited one of them in 2016 to ensure safe navigation for ships passing through. Was confiscated by giving.
Able to work on long missions
Defense expert HI Sutton has reported that according to reports in December last year, it was being said that China would release 14 such gliders in the Indian Ocean, but only 12 of them were used. He stated that there is no fuel system for propelling it. They glide down into the sea with the help of large wings. They are not very fast or agile, but they can work on long missions.
It is possible to use oceanographic data for intelligence purposes
The report says that these Chinese gliders in the Indian Ocean are allegedly collecting oceanographic information, which in itself does not seem to be harmful. But oceanographic data are also used for naval intelligence purposes and are dangerous signs of China.
General Rawat mentioned the challenges in the Indo-Pacific
At the Global Security Dialogue Conference this month, India’s Chief Defense of Staff General Bipin Rawat mentioned the growing challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. He had said that the world is witnessing the ongoing race to build its strategic base in the Indian Ocean region. He also said that this race is going to increase more in the coming times.
China said, US did ‘power show’ in Taiwan
China, representing its strength by illegally occupying many areas of the world, has accused the US of ‘demonstrating power’ through two of its nine military ships on Thursday morning in the Taiwan Strait. However, the US Navy says the destroyers S McCain and Curtis Wilbur used the Taiwan Strait route under international laws. According to the US Navy, the ship’s movement reflects America’s commitment to the open Indo-Pacific region. However, the Chinese Defense Ministry opposed the development, calling it a “provocative step”.