The user-trial of ballistic missile of the Agni series by the Strategic Forces Command next week is likely to be deferred owing to the presence of a Chinese research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

The Indian Navy has been closely monitoring the movement of the vessel from the instance it entered the Indian Ocean Region.

“The Indian Navy has been closely monitoring the Chinese research vessel as soon as it entered the IOR. Indian Navy’s assets which are Mission deployed in the IOR and the aerial surveillance capabilities ensure that the Navy maintains a comprehensive maritime domain awareness in the region,” ANI quoted defence sources as saying.

Indian Navy has also been tracking its movement closely in the area and high altitude long-range unmanned aerial vehicles will keep a close watch and if it come ..

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