Chinese spy vessel Yuan Wang 7 entered Indian Ocean before India's missile tests

According to a tweet published by Damien Symon on April 20, 2023, the Chinese Yuan Wang-class tracking ship Yuan Wang 7 entered the Indian Ocean while India's Navy is preparing to conduct a test of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile.
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In the past, Chinese naval vessels have been spotted conducting suspicious activities in the Indian Ocean, including conducting hydrographic surveys and tracking Indian naval movements. There have also been reports of Chinese submarines operating in the region, raising concerns about China's intentions in the region.

India and China have a long-standing border dispute, and tensions between the two countries have been high in recent years. The Indian Ocean region is of strategic importance to both countries, and China's naval activities in the region have been viewed with suspicion by India.

Yuan Wang 7

Yuan Wang 7 was approved for construction in 2012 and built in just 18 months at the Jiangnan Shipyard Group Company. She has a length of over 220 meters, a height of over 40 meters, and a full displacement of nearly 30,000 tons.

The ship can withstand a 12-level typhoon, is self-sufficient for 100 days, and can carry out missions in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans within the latitude of 60 degrees north and south.

She is composed of two major parts: a ship general platform and a space survey communication equipment, integrating the latest technology in shipbuilding, aerospace tracking and control, navigation meteorology, and ship power.

The Yuan Wang 7 is equipped with a fresh-keeping store, a mechanized wharf unloading system, and other facilities to enhance her living support capabilities.