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Philippines protests Beijing’s ‘provocative acts’ in South China Sea

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has issued a diplomatic protest over Chinese vessels challenging its ships patrolling the South China Sea with sirens, horns and radio communications, its foreign ministry…

China says it carried out beach landing drills in province opposite Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military said on Monday it had carried out beach landing and assault drills in the province directly across the sea from Taiwan, though it did not…

U.S. nuclear sub hits ‘object’ in Asia-Pacific, no life-threatening injuries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy submarine hit an "object" while submerged in the Asia-pacific region, but the incident did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the United States military…

China and ASEAN at 30

As the Quad focused on ASEAN at its summit on 24th September, there were several China-ASEAN activities between the two summits, which did not attract too much attention in India.…

By Gurjit Singh

Indonesia increase patrols after foreign vessels detected near Natuna

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian navy has increased patrols around its Natuna islands in the South China Sea after Chinese and U.S. vessels were detected nearby in international waters, despite saying…

Taiwan says China can ‘paralyse’ its defences, threat worsening

By Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's armed forces can "paralyse" Taiwan's defences and are able to fully monitor its deployments, the island's defence ministry said, offering a stark assessment…

4 Chinese vessels enter Japanese waters off Senkaku island

Tokyo [Japan], August 30 (ANI): Four Chinese vessels entered Japanese territorial waters off Senkaku islands, said Japan's coast guard on Monday. This comes days after Tokyo and Taipei held the…

The Kamala Harris Defensive Charm in South East Asia 

The Kamala Harris Defensive Charm in South East Asia  Gurjit Singh US Vice President Kamala Harris was in Southeast Asia this week. The visit confirmed a revitalized interest of the…

China’s grip over South China Sea compels US to speed up coalition efforts

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): China's baseless claims over the South China Sea has compelled the US to speed up the formation of a coalition of claimants to challenge the…

US itself is biggest threat to peace, stability in South China Sea: China

New Delhi [India], August 9 (ANI): After the United States raised the issue of the South China Sea issue at the UN Security Council, China's deputy permanent representative Dai Bing…

Amid China’s military expansion in Indo-Pacific, US expresses concerns over violation of maritime laws

Washington [US] August 9 (ANI): Amid China's military expansion in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Monday expressed concerns over violation of maritime principles and…

ASEAN Attracts Strategic Interest

ASEAN Attracts Strategic Interest Gurjit Singh While attention is focused on the next Quad summit and the US-China rivalry, there is perceptible movement in strategic engagement in the Indo-Pacific particularly…