South China Sea
24 Oct 2020
Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US
Ahead of the crucial India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, senior officials of the Trump administration said the United States is closely watching the India-China military standoff in Ladakh, adding they do not want the situation to escalate.
16 Jul 2020
Will use 'all tools' to counter China's SCS claims: US
Terming China's claims over the South China Sea "illegal," the United States on Wednesday announced to support Southeast Asian countries that believe Beijing has violated their sovereignty in the territorially disputed waters.
26 Jun 2020
US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others
The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.
21 Jun 2020
India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'
War is the last resort, said former Indian Army chief and Union Minister, General VK Singh, in a recent interview about the India-China border situation.
21 Jun 2020
Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'
United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.
02 Jun 2020
Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy
The chief of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel, spoke on the underway tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), commenting on Monday that the aggression of the Chinese is a matter of concern.
12 May 2020
Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets
Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.
13 Mar 2019
Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan
India and the US yesterday called on Pakistan to address global concerns regarding terrorism, including that emanating from across the border.
05 Mar 2019
China hikes defense budget by 7.5% to $177.61 billion
China, the world's second largest military spender after the US, announced a 7.5% increase in its defense budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion.
21 Nov 2018
India and Vietnam to step up defense cooperation, oil exploration
India and Vietnam have decided to step up defense cooperation and oil exploration to boost their bilateral ties as they reaffirmed the importance of freedom of navigation and unimpeded economic activities in the South China Sea.
10 Nov 2018
China, US sparring continues over South China Sea
Asserting there is no problem of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Beijing said no country should use any excuse to engage in militarization there.
18 Oct 2018
US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions
In the wake of escalating tensions between the US and China, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, today in Singapore.
16 Oct 2018
US concerned with continued militarization of South China Sea: Mattis
The US remains highly concerned with China's continued militarization in the disputed South China Sea, Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters yesterday traveling with him to Vietnam.
13 Oct 2018
Japan's Abe to visit China for talks with President Xi
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay a three-day visit to China from October 25, the first by a Japanese leader in seven years, the two countries announced yesterday, signaling warming of ties between the arch-rivals.
10 Oct 2018
Obama was 'impotent' about South China Sea, says Trump
US President Donald Trump today slammed his predecessor Barack Obama for being "impotent" and not stopping China from expanding its influence in the South China Sea, saying the Chinese Navy was now posing a confrontational challenge for the US in the disputed region.
08 Oct 2018
US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions
China and the US are set to hold high-level talks in Beijing, China to reduce the spiraling trade and military tensions between the world's two largest economies.
02 Oct 2018
Chinese destroyer comes extremely close to US warship in SCS
A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer, forcing it to change course, in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea.
29 Sep 2018
Won't be pushed around by US on trade, says China
China warned yesterday that its critical relationship with the US could break "like a glass," and used the UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders as the stage to warn Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.
27 Aug 2018
Sushma Swaraj arrives in Vietnam to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday arrived in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour, which aims at deepening India's strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia.
22 Jul 2018
China is waging 'quiet kind of cold-war' against US: CIA
China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, Michael Collins, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA's East Asia mission center, said at Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday.
09 Jun 2018
Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy
Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive cache of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new submarine-launched anti-ship missile.
03 Jun 2018
Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi
Describing the Indo-Pacific as a "natural region", PM Narendra Modi said India's armed forces, especially the Navy, are building and expanding partnerships in the strategically vital region for peace, security, and humanitarian assistance.
27 May 2018
US sends naval warships near China-claimed SCS islands
Even as US President Donald Trump continues wooing China for cooperation on North Korea, the US sent two Navy warships sailing near South China Sea islands today, a move likely to anger Beijing.
20 May 2018
China begins large-scale mining at Arunachal Pradesh border
China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver, and other precious minerals valued at about $60 billion has been found, said a media report.
18 May 2018
China using Taiwan to gain more control, isolate India, Japan
China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base and use it to gain more control over the disputed South China Sea to "isolate" both India and Japan, warned Richard D Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center yesterday.
20 Mar 2018
China will not concede "a single inch of land": Xi
Soon after being re-elected for a second five-year term with prospects of continuing as the President of China for life, Xi Jinping asserted that his country will not concede "a single inch of land" and guard its sovereignty.
25 Jan 2018
China downplays India's friendly ties with ASEAN countries
ASEAN leaders have descended in India to enjoy a three-day jamboree comprising bilateral meetings, India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit and Republic Day celebrations.
03 Jan 2018
Now, Chinese troops intrude Arunachal Pradesh with road equipment
After tensed times in 2017, India-China relations will not get a breather anytime soon.
03 Jan 2018
China's new maritime surveillance network: Should we be worried?
China has reportedly developed a new underwater surveillance network to help its submarines navigate and locate targets better.
01 Jan 2018
Now, China's PLA accuses Indian troops of being aggressive
India and China ended 2017 on a positive note by declaring truce along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after the special representative (SR) dialogue.
24 Dec 2017
World's largest amphibious plane makes maiden flight
The world's largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600, made a successful one-hour-long maiden flight today from Zhuhai airport in the Guangdong province on the South China Sea coast.
13 Dec 2017
Tillerson: US has elevated its relationship with India in Indo-Pacific
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US has elevated its engagement with India as part of its policy to create a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region.
25 Nov 2017
Australia looks at greater India engagement to balance China
Australia said it will strengthen ties with India, Japan, and the US in the Indo-Pacific region under the quadrilateral dialogue between the four countries.
19 Oct 2017
Rex Tillerson: Trump wants to "dramatically deepen" ties with India
Ahead of his visit to India next week, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in a policy address at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies outlined how US views relations with India.
19 Sep 2017
Swaraj condemns North Korea in India-Japan-US trilateral meet
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in New York.
18 Sep 2017
South China Sea: Are India and Japan changing positions?
Keeping China's expansionist tendencies in check is one of the common interests driving the India-Japan relationship.
29 Aug 2017
Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis
The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Doklam came to an end yesterday, with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.
21 Aug 2017
Doklam standoff: 'India wants peace, China will make positive move'
Amid the months-long Doklam standoff, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said China will "soon" make a positive move and the issue will be resolved soon.
19 Aug 2017
PM Modi exerts diplomatic pressure on China
The Indian government has reportedly launched a significant but quiet diplomatic campaign to convince China's neighbors to pressurize Beijing to end the ongoing seven-week Doklam standoff.
18 Aug 2017
Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China
India and China are locked in a tense border standoff in Doklam since mid-June; experts say they are "dangerously close" to their worst military conflict.