India to Closely Watch Hot Waters

India to Closely Watch Hot Waters 27 June, 2019

The Indian Navy has deployed Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyer INS Chennai and Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel INS Sunayna to the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf while tension between the US and Iran arises. IN spokesman Captain D K Sharma said the IN’s Information-Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) would be monitoring all commercial shipping traffic in the area in a bid to augment maritime domain awareness to re-assure Indian-flagged commercial vessels transiting those waters. Chetak (Aérospatiale Alouette III) helicopters are embarked to undertake surveillance operations in the area.

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