Taiwan detects seven Chinese naval vessels around nation

Taiwan detects seven Chinese naval vessels around nation
Taiwan detects seven Chinese naval vessels around nation
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Following China’s action, Taiwan deployed naval ships and coastal missile systems to monitor the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) activity, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), Taiwan News reported.

In a post on X, the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense stated, “7 PLAN vessels operating around Taiwan were detected up until 6 am (UTC+8) today. ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and employed appropriate forces to respond.”

In March, Taiwan detected Chinese military aircraft 359 times and naval vessels 211 times. Since September 2020, China has intensified its use of gray zone tactics by increasing the number of military aircraft and naval ships operating around Taiwan, according to Taiwan News report.

Gray zone are “an effort or series of efforts beyond steady-state deterrence and assurance that attempts to achieve one’s security objectives without resort to direct and sizable use of force.”

On March 31, Taiwan tracked six Chinese naval vessels and four military aircraft around the nation amid escalating cross-strait tensions on Sunday, Taiwan News reported.

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that the Chinese vessels and aircraft were tracked between 6 am (local time) on Saturday and 6 am (local time) on Sunday.

“4 PLA aircraft and 6 PLAN vessels operating around Taiwan were detected up until 6 am (UTC+8) today. ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and employed appropriate forces to respond,” Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense posted on X.

Last week, Taiwan Air Force Command announced that it carried out an integrated air defense exercise to enhance the overall effectiveness of defense operations, Taiwan News reported.

The Taiwan Air Force Command said it would continue to enhance training intensity considering the frequent intrusions by Chinese military aircraft and vessels into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone and nearby water.

It further stated that these efforts are made to fulfill regional security and defense operation needs, safeguard airspace and protect the homeland. (ANI)

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