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India-China naval 'faceoff' reports bogus
Rediff news bureau | February 09, 2009 12:59 IST
The report first appeared in the Chinese newspaper Qingdao Zaobao as part of a series on the Chinese navy's expedition to protect commercial shipping from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
The report spoke of how Chinese warships on an anti-piracy mission were supposedly stalked by an Indian submarine.
The false report was given prominence by almost the all major Chinese news Web sites.
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