Thursday, February 05, 2009

Could the Chinese have been spooked by one of these?

An Iranian Navy Kilo-class attack submarine at the Bandar Abbas Naval Base.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

hehe, pro american........just because it is docking there doesnt mean that it was stalking the chinese vessel. Anyways it the image on Google earth 4-5 years old

Anonymous said...

hehe, pro american........just because it is docking there doesnt mean that it was stalking the chinese vessel. Anyways it the image on Google earth 4-5 years old

Anonymous said...

beautiful kilo. i am also pro-american these days. since they are pounding pakistan with hellfires raining down from predator UCAVs! go america. bomb the bastards!

Anonymous said...

image may be old, but submarine is the same, right? lots of people are saying that either indian navy is bullshitting, or quite likely that it was a iranian kilo that the chinks chanced upon.

Anonymous said...

that feb 11 written there is when additional terrain info was added.........

Anonymous said...

Wow! an Iranian SSK? Why would they do that? China, for all apparent reasons is one of their best friends, who militarily supports them openly. Besides what does Iran care about what China has, half way across the globe, with possibility of confrontation (forget war) being very very low. It HAD to be an Indian SSK.

Tejaswy said...

Well as people earlier have said tha the image is about 5 years old,i would rather believe that indian navy submarine was caught.

Well look at it this way,it was cornered by two ships and a anti submarine chopper,it was under orders to not to engage the chinese ship,it was evading it and well it got caught.

Had it been given order to engage the Chinese ships then i am quite sure that it would have has sunk the two

sniperz11 said...

Unlikely.... the Iranians have no reason to provoke any more outrage by spooking their ally's ships.

It would most likely be an indian kilo, and I seriously doubt that the chinese forced it to emerge.

any sub commander will know that there would be no way short of depth charges and torpedoes that would make the sub surface, and using those two options would mean war - even active sonar pings would not move our sub up... I doubt the chinese commanders too were that stupid to arm their torps. But if they indeed were, the PLAN has a lot to worry about. More so, they'd have to worry about their propaganda machine, which makes it seem that they would be willing to sink any vessel if they panic, even in peacetime....

this is a perfect psy-ops opportunity for our govt... time to move.

Anonymous said...

normally indian media cries. this time the chinese r crying. i highly believe the indian subs smoked them by trailing them long before they knew, then made away. the chinese, fearing that this news would spread leading to humiliation for PLAN decided to release their own fairytale version before any true reports are out.... b'coz chinese media usually NEVER covers such events. why suddenly?? is there a new ruling party in China off late???

Anonymous said...

normally indian media cries. this time the chinese r crying. i highly believe the indian subs smoked them by trailing them long before they knew, then made away. the chinese, fearing that this news would spread leading to humiliation for PLAN decided to release their own fairytale version before any true reports are out.... b'coz chinese media usually NEVER covers such events. why suddenly?? is there a new ruling party in China off late???