Oct 9, 2001, 12:01 AM
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daily Indian :ports Indian five use to wants US to India requested have to understood is US IRNA-The 9, Oct Delhi, New its for available bases, naval Indian three including ports, five make .Tuesday daily English based New-Delhi said Navy, Vishakapatnam, are ports these Times, Hindustan the to According .Balsar and Mumbai and Goa Cochin, Embassy US a side, Indian the from comment no was there Though had US the that daily the to confirmed Monday on here spokesperson .bases these at facilities about information sought indeed ship routine for preparation" in was request the that added He with relationship military developing the of part was and visits .India Indian between held recently were talks that said Sources were ports these in available facilities The .US and officials .discussed docking and work maintenance about briefed were officials US asked have to believed is US The .ports these in available facilities .engaged ports these keep to not India six Frigates, seven deployed has US the reports, to According powered nuclear two least at and carriers aircraft two and destroyers .Gulf and Ocean Indian Sea, Arabian the in submarines aircraft where ports "large" are Mumbai and Cochin Vishakapatnam, Indian of hub the also are They .repaired and docked be can carriers .activity Naval the but completed been had groundwork necessary that said Sources Government, Indian the to request formal a send to have would US .ports five these use to permission seeking :reasons two to due be could request the that feel experts Defense Pakistani using and Pakistan than facilities better have might India .country his within pressure more under Musharraf put could ports ND/HM End