New Delhi (Sputnik) — Vice Admiral GS Pabby, the Indian Navy's Chief Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition, says, “We are not concerned about such a deal. We are only concerned about our submarine program, which is running behind schedule. As far as China’s decision to sell eight submarines to Pakistan is concerned, the Indian Navy is far ahead of Pakistan and much more capable in terms of strength.”
Pakistan has a total coast line of approximately 685 miles while India has to protect a coast that stretches 4,670 miles.
Meanwhile, India has commissioned the first Indian-produced nuclear submarine, Arihant, to be built in August this year. "There will soon be an opportunity to talk about the Arihant," Pabby said. There is another submarine to be inducted in the Navy very soon. Sea trials of first of the six Scorpene submarines began in May and it's expected to join the Navy at any time this year.