Rakesh wrote:tsarkar wrote:Actually in the constricted waters of Sunda, Lombok & other straits, long range DE submarines like Shortfin Barracuda from A&N would work like efficient snipers. Much better than aircraft carriers. With surveillance from Oceansats/Risats/Cartosats and designation from hordes of Tapas/Sea Guardiums
Thank you for mentioning that. Good Point.
Subs like the Shortfin Barracuda will be very effective in the regions you mentioned.
The PLAN will have a challenging time sailing a carrier group into the Indian Ocean without being detected.
DEs are indeed good for such a purpose but one would need ssns to keep trailing the CBG, I'm not sure if DEs have the legs for it. This is especially important during non war, peace times.