‘China’s BRI and China–Pakistan Economic Corridor Impinge Our Sovereignty’: Navy Chief Admiral Karambir SinghAdmiral Karambir Singh (@indiannavy/Twitter)

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Wednesday (15 January) flagged China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) saying that they impinge on India’s sovereignty, reports Hindustantimes.

PTI quoted him as saying, “China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor impinge on our sovereignty.”

During the discussion, the navy chief talked about the increasing Chinese involvement in Indian Ocean and People Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) navy ships entering India’s exclusive economic zones.

“There have been instances when PLA ships entered our exclusive economic zones; we told them that it impinges on our interests. There has been increasing Chinese involvement in Indian Ocean,” Admiral Singh said at the three-day conclave.

He cautioned China saying, “The Indian Navy is watching carefully.”

The Raisina dialogue is a premier event conducted annually with support from the Ministry of External Affairs where more than 100 countries take part and discuss geopolitics.

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