China’s Surprise Submarine Move Shows Its Growing Power

When a Chinese submarine entered the Malacca Strait on December 20, heading towards the Indian Ocean, there was speculation about where it was going. This was answered when it pulled into the Yangon River, Myanmar, on December 23. Literally the next day it was commissioned into the Myanmar Navy as UMS Minye Kyaw Htin.

The sale, or transfer, had not been announced in advance. It highlights the growing influence of China in the region and the role submarine sales play in the geopolitical arena.

And China’s impact on the world submarine market. China is now supplying 4 countries with submarines. More may follow.

Get ready for a whole new level of realism!