South China Sea: News
27 May 2018Donald Trump
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 2018Narendra Modi
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 2018Sri Lanka
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 2018Xi Jinping
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 2018India
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 2018India
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.
24 Dec 2017China
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 2017United States of America
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 2017India
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 Sep 2017North Korea
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 2017India
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 2017India
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 2017India
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 2017India
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 2017India
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.
10 Aug 2017North Korea
North Korea: Plan to bomb Guam will be ready soon
The war of words between America and North Korea continues unabated.
07 Aug 2017Beijing
South China Sea: Beijing diplomatically scores over ASEAN
In a new development, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to China's terms for negotiations and refrained from insisting the legal bindingness of the South China Sea (SCS) Code of Conduct.
24 Jul 2017Vietnam
#SouthChinaSea: Vietnam ends drilling in gas field over China threats
Strong threats from China have led Vietnam to reportedly end a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea.
08 Jul 2017South Korea
China has problems with most neighbors, not just India
The ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction area near Sikkim has placed the spotlight on Beijing's territorial disputes.
03 Jul 2017Donald Trump
China fumes as US sends warship close to disputed island
USS Stethem, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, a disputed island in the South China Sea.
28 Jun 2017Narendra Modi
Why the growing Indo-US friendship has irked China
Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to the US and his meetings with President Donald Trump have signalled the increasing Indo-US bonhomie.
26 Jun 2017India
#ModiInUSA: PM says surgical strikes prove Indian can defend itself
PM Narendra Modi, who was attending a reception by the Indian-American community in Virginia, said India has successfully explained the threat of terrorism to the world.
24 Jun 2017India
Modi-Trump meeting: China warns India, US on South China Sea
Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Washington visit, China warned India and the US not to disturb peace in the contested South China Sea.
25 May 2017Donald Trump
US warship sails past disputed SCS island
In the first provocative action since Donald Trump took office, a US warship sailed 12 nautical miles away from an artificial island that China constructed on a disputed part of the South China Sea.
19 May 2017India
SIMBEX 2017: India, Singapore naval exercises commence in the SCS
India and Singapore flagged off their 24th annual naval exercise "SIMBEX", in the disputed South China Sea on Thursday.
17 May 2017Philippines
China installs rocket-launchers on disputed SCS reef
China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, in the latest move that has sparked fresh tensions in the region.
17 Apr 2017Donald Trump
Philippines to hold military drills with the US
The Philippines military announced it will hold annual exercises with troops from its US ally.
26 Mar 2017India
India US relations: Doval in Washington to improve security ties
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Washington to meet his counterpart McMaster and US defence secretary James Mattis, in an attempt to strengthen bilateral security ties.
14 Mar 2017Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping calls for further modernization of China's armed forces
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for further modernization of China's armed forces, saying "Efforts should be made to provide greater science and technology support for the People's Liberation Army."
28 Feb 2017Donald Trump
Trump seeks to hike US defence spending by 10%
President Donald Trump is looking to increase American defence spending by 10% in his proposed budget plan for 2018.
28 Feb 2017Indonesia
Indonesia, Australia restore military ties
Indonesia and Australia restored full military ties weeks after Indonesia cut off all cooperation with Australian defence forces.
10 Feb 2017Donald Trump
US and Chinese aircraft come close over South China Sea
A US official said a US Navy P-3 surveillance aircraft came close to a Chinese military plane over the disputed South China Sea.
31 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump, Beijing spar over South China Sea
The Trump administration irked China with their plan to challenge Chinese claims on the disputed islands in the South China Sea.
24 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump administration ups the ante on South China Sea
White House spokesman Sean Spicer has warned that the US would prevent China from gaining control over territories in the disputed South China Sea's international waters.
19 Jan 2017Donald Trump
China against Taiwan delegation at Trump's inauguration
China urged USA to disallow a delegation from Taiwan to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump.
13 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Chinese media: America's next top diplomat's statement could cause war
US President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state Rex Tillerson said China's access to the South China Sea should be blocked.
13 Jan 2017India
China dissuades Vietnam against India missile deal
Reports in the Chinese media suggest that China may pressurize Vietnam to abandon negotiations for Akash surface-to-air missile systems from New Delhi.
13 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump official: China should be denied South China Sea access
Rex Tillerson, US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state (foreign minister), said China should be denied access to its islands in the disputed South China Sea.
11 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Taiwan on alert as China's carrier enters strait
The Taiwanese government scrambled jets and navy ships as Chinese warships accompanied by the country's only aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait.
09 Jan 2017India
India discusses sale of Akash missiles to Vietnam
Sources revealed that India is discussing the sale of the indigenously developed Akash surface-to-air missiles (SAM) to Vietnam.