Andaman and Nicobar: India deploys submarine hunters to track Chinese moves

New Delhi: To counter China's strategic moves in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), India has deployed its submarine hunters at its forward military base in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The Times of India quoted Defence Ministry sources as saying that two Poseidon-8I aircraft have been patrolling the maritime area in the strategically-located Andaman and Nicobar Islands for about two weeks now.

According to reports, the P-8I aircraft are armed with Harpoon Block-II missiles, MK-54 lightweight torpedoes, rockets and depth charges.

They are especially designed to gather intelligence and detect threats.

News24 Bureau