Tag: South China Sea

PM Narendra Modi proposes 5 principles for maritime security cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday proposed five principles to set the roadmap for cooperation between nations for global maritime security, a move seen as...

Code of Conduct on South China Sea should be consistent with UN convention: EAM

India stressed on Wednesday that the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea should be fully consistent with the relevant UN convention and that...

Message to China: CoC on SCS should not prejudice legitimate interests of others

India on Wednesday without naming China sent a clear message that the Code of Conduct (CoC) on South China Sea (SCS) “should not prejudice legitimate...

Malabar drill in August to send out Quad message to China

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 03, 2021) To further consolidate the interoperability of their navies in face of an aggressive China in the...

As tensions rise, can China and United States succeed in even talking?

As America’s second most senior diplomat met her Chinese counterpart this week to reassure Beijing that the United States did not seek confrontation, the People’s...

Beijing urges Washington to stop ‘demonising’ China as United States official visits

Rancour marked the start of Monday’s talks between Beijing and the highest-level US envoy to visit under President Joe Biden’s administration, as Beijing urged Washington...

Japan toes India line to seek EU’s presence in Indo-Pacific to counter China

Japan, following India’s footsteps, has urged Europe to increase its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region to balance China. This comes close on the heels...

Japan and Australia share China concerns, raise defence ties

Foreign and defence ministers from Japan and Australia agreed on Wednesday to strengthen their security ties as China becomes more assertive in pressing its claims...

As United States scales back in Mideast, China may step in: General Kenneth ‘Frank’ McKenzie

As the United States scales back its military presence across the Middle East to focus on great power competition with China and Russia, it risks...

Jaishankar holds talks with US counterpart Blinken in UK; discusses COVID-19, Indo-Pacific

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in their first in-person meeting, discussed ways to deal with the rampaging COVID-19...

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...