‘Aware of Chinese spy vessel’s presence in Indian Ocean, heading towards Maldives,’ says Indian Navy

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Chinese survey and research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 03 is en route Maldives and has entered the Indian Ocean through the Sunda Strait of Indonesia on Monday. The destination of the Chinese vessel is Male and it is so, after Sri Lanka refused permission for it to dock at one of its ports. “XIANG YANG HONG 03 the Chinese ocean research vessel heading to Male, Maldives is no stranger to the region, having conducted ocean surveys in 2019 & 2020, the vessel has been observed in the IOR, Bay of Bengal & Arabian Sea raising fresh concerns in India,” OSINT...