Tag: South China Sea

Raisina Dialogue: NATO Secy Gen flags China coercion of neighbours, hampering freedom of navigation

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday flagged China’s assertive moves such as coercing neighbours in the region and hampering freedom of navigation in the South...

Philippines, US defence chiefs hope to resume joint military drill

Philippine and U.S. defence chiefs on Sunday expressed hopes to resume the joint “Balikatan” military exercise that was cancelled last year, as they discussed the...

US lays strategy to counter China, strengthen ties with India, allies | India News

Two powerful US senators have introduced a major bipartisan comprehensive legislation that seeks to boost the country’s ability to out-compete China, endorses the Quad initiative...

Japan, US to share China concern as ministers meet in Tokyo

Defense and foreign ministers from the US and Japan are to discuss their concern over China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region as the Biden...

Quad leaders: Committed to free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region

The leaders of the four-nation Quad have reaffirmed that they are striving to ensure that the Indo-Pacific is accessible, dynamic and governed by international law...

India to export defence equipment to Philippines, expands reach in the Pacific

Expanding its defence footprint in the Indo-Pacific, India has reached an understanding with the Philippines for exporting military equipment to the nation which has been...

US flexing its muscles by deploying military in South China Sea: China

Beijing: Despite a change at the White House with a new commander-in-chief, tensions between Washington and Beijing continued to escalate with China slamming US military...

China passes law to give coastguard power to fire on foreign vessels, demolish structures in disputed waters

In a move that is expected to escalate tensions between China and its neighbours, Beijing has passed a law that gives power to its coastguard...

China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan – India hits back in Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: China has decided to build a road that will link the 800-kilometre Karakoram highway with Astore in Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan, signalling Beijing...

United States unveils plan to counter China’s rise from India to Taiwan

The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the...

Indian naval ship conducts ‘passage exercise’ with Vietnamese Navy in South China Sea | India News

NEW DELHI: An Indian Navy warship undertook a “passage exercise” with the Vietnamese Navy in the South China Sea as part of efforts to boost...

Can China dominate the Indian Ocean?

HONG KONG: Today it is legally indisputable that the high seas belong to all. This means China‘s navy has as much right to ply the...

United States publishes list of Chinese and Russian firms with military ties

The Trump administration on Monday published a list of Chinese and Russian companies with alleged military ties that restrict them from buying a wide range...

China’s ballistic missiles and uncertainty at sea

HONG KONG: On August 26, China fired two of its most capable conventional missiles – a DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) and DF-21D anti-ship ballistic...

India expresses concern over South China Sea development & calls for respecting territorial integrity

New Delhi: India on Saturday expressed concerns over incidents and actions in the South China Sea (SCS) that erode trust in the region and emphasised...

Malabar exercise: First phase of Malabar exercise to take place from Nov 3-6 in Bay of Bengal

New Delhi: In the midst of its bitter border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, India will hold the first phase of the Malabar naval...

EAM S Jaishankar holds talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Tokyo

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday held talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Tokyo, focusing on various aspects of...

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea: Philippines

MANILA: In a strong message to China, the Philippines have made it clear that it would turn to the US for military help during ongoing...

India, Vietnam agree to add ‘new momentum’ to ties | India News

NEW DELHI: China’s military assertiveness in the region figured at a high-level meeting between India and Vietnam that focused on various regional issues and ways...

Navy significantly expands deployment in Indian Ocean following border row with China: Sources | India News

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has deployed a large number of frontline warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR) in the wake of the...

Australia: First country outside S China Sea region to approach UN on China’s claims

NEW DELHI: Australia has become the first country outside the South China Sea region to approach the United Nations over China’s territorial claims and development...

Gunboat diplomacy: In ’71 the United States tried to threaten India, now it’s backing it

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 20, 2020) WASHINGTON: How times change. Nearly 50 years after then US President Richard Nixon ordered the Aircraft...

India-China Border Dispute: India should have a calibrated economic response against China, and not overdo it: Swaminathan Aiyar

We should work towards the settlement on the border and cool all this passion of cutting out Chinese imports, says the Consulting Editor of ET...

South China Sea: Two US warships in South China Sea amid China-Malaysia standoff

KUALA LUMPUR: Two US warships are operating in the South China Sea, the Navy said on Tuesday, with three regional security sources saying they were...