MAKING WAVES E-NEWS BRIEF 18 JANUARY 2021 – 24 JANUARY 2021

The discovery of a Xiang Yang Hong research-ship in the Eastern Indian Ocean, off Sumatra, is yet another instance of China’s interest to enhance the capabilities of its submarine fleet through data-gathering. Coming less than six months after a similar incident near Sri Lankan waters, the dual purposes of such activities merits attention considering the regular forays of Chinese submarines into the Indian Ocean.

 

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