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India, US, Japan kick off naval drills likely to annoy China


India, Japan and the United States will hold joint naval exercises each year, Indian government sources said, as the three countries kicked off the first such drills in the Bay of Bengal in eight years, a move likely to concern China. The last time New Delhi hosted multilateral drills in its waters in 2007 prompted … Continue reading

India will not hesitate to use naval power to protect economic interest in South China Sea


India has warned that it is prepared to use force to secure its economic interest in the South China Sea. India has placed allegations that Beijing had deliberately hampered its rival oil and gas exploration efforts. As China and India rise economically, their military muscle is growing as well. Both need energy to keep that … Continue reading

China refused permission to search for missing plane in Indian waters


India has declined China’s proposal to allow four of its warships to join the hunt for the MH370 jetliner near the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, even as it is now dispatching two aircraft to Malaysia to join the international search force that is now scanning southern Indian Ocean off Australia for the missing 777-200ER aircraft. … Continue reading

India buys a third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China


India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel. The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over at a north Russian shipyard, will help India to counterbalance the expansion of the Chinese navy. The 45,000-tonne ship, built in the final years of the Soviet Union and named … Continue reading

China watches as India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier launched


The launch of India’s first locally built US$5 billion aircraft carrier is a major naval milestone as China’s growing assertiveness is drawing world powers in the region. When the INS Vikrant comes into full service in 2018, India will become the fifth nation to have designed and built its own aircraft carrier, pushing ahead of China to … Continue reading

China to build 15 more Yuan-class submarines with German engines


The Hindustan Times said in its report on April 9: China is scaling up its underwater capabilities, and the Indian Navy‘s submarine force levels will be the lowest in its history by 2015, a confidential defence ministry report has revealed. In comparison, “China may plan to construct 15 additional Yuan-class attack submarines, based on German … Continue reading

China’s submarines in Indian Ocean worry Indian Navy


An increasing number of Chinese submarines venturing into the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) pose a grave danger to India’s security interests, a classified defence ministry document has revealed. Citing subsurface contact data shared by US forces, the document said at least 22 contacts were recorded with vessels suspected to be Chinese attack submarines patrolling outside … Continue reading

India enters the South China Sea debate


Although the Xi Jinping administration is now secure enough in its transition to power to put nationalist jingoism back in the box from whence it came, recent events suggest that China will continue to tow a hard-line on its military and economic rights in the South China Sea. Chinese media sources reported that police authorities … Continue reading

Vietnam condemns China’s South China Sea claims as ‘serious violation’


Vietnam condemned on Tuesday China’s claims to disputed South China Sea islands as a serious violation of its sovereignty after saying it was setting up patrols to protect its fisheries and accusing Chinese boats of sabotage. The condemnation of China’s claims to the sea and its numerous reefs and tiny islands was the strongest yet … Continue reading

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