Indian navy carries out a naval exercise.
Image Credit: Screenshot from a video publish on twitter account SpokespersonNavy.
On Friday, India released a footage of its naval corvette INS Prabal firing an anti-ballistic missile towards an old ship in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the ship with pinpoint accuracy at its maximum range, sinking it.
The corvette formed part of a mega naval drill which also involves India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and a number of warships, aircraft and attack helicopters of the Indian navy. The naval exercise was meant to show China that India is combat ready.
The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh reviewed the readiness of his forces in several locations, both in land and at sea. He also talked to his troops of the carrier battle group over a broadcast. He said that he is satisfied with the army’s readiness over the past few months.
The Navy said,
Indian Navy continues to maintain a high tempo of operations and combat-readiness despite the COVID-19 pandemic by adhering to stringent protocols onboard warships, submarines and aircraft squadrons and bases, and is fully prepared to tackle challenges in the maritime domain.Indian Navy
India has been in a state of battle-readiness due to a dispute it has with China, over the Ladakh region. The tensions escalated dramatically several months ago, when Chinese and Indian soldiers fought each other bare-handed and with clubs resulting in several casualties. Since then, tensions remained high between the two nuclear nations. Troops from both sides seem to be prepared for each other in the line of actual control (LAC). Read more about the dispute here: