China Japan Tensions: Tension is increasing rapidly between Japan and China. Now Japan has spotted a Chinese submarine near its southern island, which did not reveal its identity.
Chinese Submarine in Japan seen near Japanese island – symbolic picture
Chinese Submarine Near Japan Southern Island: Japan has discovered a submarine near its southern island, suspected to be from China. The Ministry of Defense has given this information on Sunday. With China increasing its military activities, Japan has increased the level of vigilance in the East China Sea. The submarine is underwater, but the ministry said in a statement that the submarine appears to be from China as the submarine has a Chinese Luyang 3 missile destroyer.
The ministry said the submarine was moving northwest from the eastern coast of Amamioshima Island, about 700 kilometers (420 mi) northeast of the disputed East China Sea islands controlled by Japan. China also claims this ocean. The submarine was moving west in the East China Sea on Sunday morning. Neither the submarine nor the ship entered Japanese waters (Chinese Submarine in Japan). Under international law, submarines passing off the coast of another country are required to show the national flag.
Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force sent three reconnaissance aircraft and two destroyers to the area to provide early warning and information gathering. In the matter, Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force said that this submarine has been identified outside the waters of Japan. But even then the identities of submarines and ships coming in the area have to be made public (Chinese Submarine in Japanese Waters). But the Chinese submarine kept the identity hidden. After which the Defense Minister has asked to collect all the information related to it.
Chinese submarine was driven out earlier also
Earlier in June 2020 also a submarine believed to be Chinese was seen in this area. Then he was also chased away in time. Last year, during the time of the Corona epidemic, the Japanese warship Kaga saw a Chinese submarine near Okinawa Island, located in the southern part of Japan (China Japan Tensions). After which the Japanese Navy, with the help of its patrolling aircraft, drove him out of its waters.
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