For the first time, Indian submarine INS Sindhukesari docks Indonesia amid South China Sea conflict

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Indian submarine INS SindhuKesari docks Jakarta, Indonesia for the first time amid the conflict between China and Indonesia in the South China Sea.

An overview of the news

  • Indonesia is among the countries embroiled in a naval dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea.

  • It is about strengthening the maritime partnership between India and Indonesia towards a secure Indo-Pacific.

  • Indian warships frequently visit Indonesia and other ASEAN countries. This is the first time the submarine has been deployed for long distances.

  • Under the rule of Xi Jinping, China is trying to expand its territory by making incursions into its neighbouring countries.

  • On the land border, China is trying to enter Indian as well as Bhutanese territories.

  • This maiden long-range deployment of a submarine also underlines the operational capability and reach of the country's underwater warfare arm.

  • INS Sindhukesari is the 3,000-tonne diesel-electric submarine.

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