China’s N-powered submarine was spotted at Pakistani port

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2017 08:51:20


NEW DELHI,

Jan 7,

(IANS),

A CHINESE nuclear-powered submarine was reportedly docked at a port in Pakistan, sources privy to the development said here on Friday. They added that it could be there as Beijing was selling eight submarines to Islamabad, four of which were to be built in the port city of Karachi.


The image, dating back to May 2016, was found on Google Earth. It appears to be a nuclear submarine, one of the latest with China, according to experts.


The submarine was later seen crossing the Malacca Straits in June 2016. Submarines have to surface while crossing straits as per protocol. Chinese submarines have been spotted in the Indian Ocean, which has been usually attributed to providing protection against piracy.