India will counter China the andaman route.

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    Port Blair: With increasing Chinese assertiveness in the Indian ocean and Bay of Bengal noticeable of late, the Defence Ministry is now waking up to the need to upgrade and strengthen the decade old Andaman Nicobar Command.

    India's farthest corner is getting a military boost, and the plan is ambitious. The marine commandos currently deployed on the naval ships will soon be backed by 6000 troops - that's three times of the current strength.

    Closer to Indonesia than mainland India, this group of islands has been neglected in the past and treated as an outpost for a quite some time. However, now the thinking in the Indian government at the highest levels is changing and there is a plan to use Andaman Nicobar as a spring board to south East Asia, Malacca straits and other sea lanes of communication.

    What's key is that the three forces are training together to act as one unit. That's rare within the military, especially on the mainland. And the police too is part of this.


    "We have about 572 islands in Andaman and Nicobar. We have to dominate these islands so we send the people on patrol to carry familiarisation in these islands. In jaan pehchaan, we have the representatives from all the three components including coast guard, the police forest department but officers are from the Army. They go there, stay for nights and ensure that area is intact and dominated," said Brigadier Balwinder Singh.

    For India's only tri-services Command, the motto is 'jointmanship' - frequent joint exercises to test the concepts of tri-services operations. Naval commandos, elements of Army's amphibious battalion and Air Force helicopters get involved in putting theory into practice.

    In another first, about a dozen fighter aircraft will soon be based here. Their targets: Increasing Chinese presence in the area.

    In the years to come India will have to employ a multi-pronged strategy to counter China's increasing assertiveness in India's own backyard. And the Andaman Nicobar Command - India's first operational tri-services command - will play a pivotal role in doing that. The command, however, needs lot of teeth and capability.


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    a complete military island.....not bad though.
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    there have been fighters posted there earlier but only a handful . soon the IAF will post an entire su30 squadron . they should also increase the number of transport helis .
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    india is going to have a squad of su-30 there
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    Is India planning on blocking Sea Route in International Waters ???

    If so then India has violated the FREEDOM of NAVIGATION law.
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    Lacho der aaye durust aaye
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    The location of Andaman-Nicobar is noteworthy. Also the Force make-up - now under a Lieut Gen. Fortress Andaman is a huge build-up for war.This can pose no threat to China in any way. India does not have the potential to be more than a silly nuisance to China. Then why this unusual build-up? India has no issues with Burma, Malaysia or Indonesia. That leaves only BD. Is this targeted towards us?
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    Good news , A&N will be getting a full fledged amphibious assaut group coupled with assets from IAF ....

    No sir , just strengthening India's long-neglected maritime outpost : our own "Diego-Garcia" ....
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    Dear Friend from where you find out this in above article ?? :tdown:

    This is about modernizing our Arm forces in Andman that we left for some time nothing else

    ---------- Post added at 05:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:06 PM ----------

    This is to stop China from any wrong action against India in Indian Ocean and location of Andaman in really important

    Jokes are not allowed here :lol:
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    here comes the eastern command
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    Yeah! Just like China is doing by trying to shoo India away from the South China Sea! But I didn't see you comment on that anywhere else? :azn:
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    I really dont get it?? Do you guys like making up stuff just to feel important??
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    just one concern......wouldn't the tourism be affected by militarising the island.
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    Nope! The Army can give the tourists a ride on their tanks. The Navy a journey around the island and the Airforce a sortie on their helis! Those would be the added attractions! ;)

    Cheers!
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    Is it just me or is the point of bringing up the name "Bangladesh" in every strategy discussion ,your attempt at seeming important? Bangladesh is of little importance to be honest with you...
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