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Report: Indian Navy Ejected Chinese Research Ship From Indian Exclusive Economic Zone

The Chinese research vessel was conducting activities near India‘s sensitive Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

An Indian Navy warship was involved in ejecting a Chinese marine research vessel operating in India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in November, according to Indian reports citing official sources.

According to a report by India Today TV, a Chinese research ship, the Shi Yan 1, was “spotted carrying out research activities near Port Blair when it was asked to leave the Indian waters by an Indian Navy frontline warship.”

Port Blair is the capital of the Indian union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which also hosts a major Indian naval base, INS Jarawa. Port Blair also hosts the only integrated tri-command of the Indian military, bringing together the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy.

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