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Indian Navy surveillance spots Chinese submarines in the

Dated 28/6/2006
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New Delhi: Keeping as it does a watchful eye on the rapidly-modernising Ads by Goooooogle
Chinese Navy, the Indian Navy has detected, tracked and photographed three
spanking new Chinese submarines in the Mediterranean region.
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"spooked" a new Chinese destroyer off Yemen's Socotra Island, almost 2,300-km
away from the Indian mainland, as was reported by TOI in February.

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"These three Kilo-class submarines, armed with the latest Klub-S cruise missiles,
are the last batch of the eight contracted by China from Russia in a $2-billion deal in 2002," said a top source.

"The helicopters aboard our warships clicked their photographs with remarkable clarity. The first five submarines were delivered by the
end of 2005.

China, incidentally, had also procured four Kilo-class submarines from Russia in the mid-1990s," he added.

As part of India's policy of maritime diplomacy, the four western fleet warships are on an overseas deployment mission during which
they will travel to Alexandria (Egypt), Haifa (Israel), Athens (Greece), Izmir (Turkey) and Tripoli (Libya).

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