Chinese Spy Ship Shadows Indian Naval Drill in Western Pacific

June 15, 2016 9:34 AM

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Chinese Spy Ship Shadows Indian Naval Drill in Western Pacific

Okinawa: A Chinese observation ship shadowed the powerful US aircraft carrier, John C Stennis, in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, a Japanese official said, joining warships from Japan and India in drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard.

The show of American naval power comes as Japan and the United States worry Beijing will look to extend its influence into the Western Pacific with submarines and surface vessels as it pushes its territorial claims in the neighbouring South China Sea.

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