Top Chinese officials are trying to calm nerves.
Beijing has exercised a more assertive paternal hand this year.
A new study shows a dramatic fall in aid spending, in terms of grants and low cost loans, over the past several years.
China's most powerful regulators on Friday intensified a crackdown on cryptocurrencies.
China ordered broadcasters on Thursday to shun artists with "incorrect political positions" and "effeminate" styles.
"It just shows the power the Chinese Government has on private industry."
The Indian fleet will comprise a number of warships.
But British experts doubt "direct confrontation" is likely.
Chen used the word "cao" which is the equivalent to the f-word in Mandarin Chinese.