The Chinese dragon is now preparing to land its killer submarines in this very important maritime region of the world, hoping to reign over the Indian Ocean. China’s malicious intent was revealed when fishermen found an undercover Chinese drone inside the sea near Indonesia. This is the third time in the last two years that this Chinese spy drone has been found near Indonesia, which is called the ‘door of the Indian Ocean’. The availability of this drone may increase the difficulties of the Indian Navy.
The drones found in the sea so far away from the Chinese border have increased the apprehension that the Chinese military is secretly investigating the way of entering the Indian Ocean from the South China Sea. According to the report of the defense website The Drive, China’s killer submarines can easily make their way to the Indian Ocean by sinking underwater with the help of information received through this drone.
The Chinese military has plenty of drones at its disposal. Most analysts believe that, at least for the time being, China will not utilize its UAV capabilities in the aggressive way that the U.S. has, for example by conducting targeted assassinations like that of MG Qassem Soleimani back in January. Instead, it is believed that the Chinese are more conservative in their approach.
China Underwater Drones
In contrast, China uses its submarines as part of an active defense strategy. The People’s Liberation Army relies on a sensor and weapons network which “could hinder US forces attempting to reinforce the region and thereby undermine American security assurances,” the report said. “The submarine fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is primarily intended to support its overall sensor and weapons network with a combination of torpedoes and anti-ship cruise missiles that could be launched from inside US Navy air defenses.”
This Chinese drone is about 7.4 feet long and has many sensors. It looks like a torpedo.