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SOURCE: API

After India rescheduled its ballistic missile tests, the 22,000-tonne Yuan Wang-6 of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) and its sister ship Yuan Wang-5 that are capable of tracking long-range ballistic missile trajectories and satellite launches have left Indian Ocean Region and are seen moving back to the South China Sea.

The movement of Yuan Wang-6 came barely 20 days after India conducted the test firing of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from INS Arihant was first sported by a tracker of the ship moving fast towards Indian Ocean Region but with things heating back in the south China sea by North Korea that tested its longest ICBM with a range of 13000km it was seen moving back.

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) is planning to develop a new Yuan Wang ship that could be permanently based in the Indian Ocean Region most likely to be stationed in Djibouti, where the Chinese navy has a military base near the strategic entrance to the Red Sea corridor across from Yemen.