'Irresponsibe…': Rajnath's dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning

Published on Nov 21, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a veiled dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam's commissioning ceremony. Singh said 'some irresponsible nations' are coming up with wrong definitions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The defence minister's statement comes months after China announced new maritime rules. Rajnath Singh formally commissioned the INS Visakhapatnam on Sunday morning in Mumbai. China has been militarising islands in South China, a move that has attracted global criticism. It made the new maritime rules to control foreign vessels' entry in 'Chinese territorial waters’. Indigenously-built Visakhapatnam was commissioned in presence of top naval commanders. INS Visakhapatnam is the first stealth-guided missile destroyer ship of Project 15B and is packed with an array of missiles & anti-submarine rockets. According to officials, INS Visakhapatnam is equipped with lethal weapons & sensors including supersonic surface-to-surface & surface-to-air missiles, medium & short-range guns, anti-submarine rockets & advanced electronic warfare & communication suits.

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