Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicSouth China Sea

Topic: South China Sea

Quad ‘concerned’ over Myanmar, but India opposes sanctions, more focussed on border issues

Quad foreign ministers met in Melbourne Friday and called for end to violence and return to democracy in Myanmar. It asserted maritime rules-based order in South & East China Seas.

Fear of China stealing US’ F-35 wreckage and tech just sensational media speculation

A $100 million F-35C aircraft of the US Navy crashed into the South China Sea. Now, there’s a race to get the wreckage and tech.

South China Sea or Arunachal Pradesh – China is using lawfare to expand territory

China is trying to both expand its claim and escape the criticism of its nine-dash line policy with the ‘four sha’.

How Netflix got caught in the South China Sea dispute

Last year, Netflix had to remove two episodes from Australian spy drama series ‘Pine Gap’ following complaints from the Philippines and Vietnam.

China says troop withdrawal from Afghanistan show US’ definition of rules-based order

Chinese foreign ministry's response came after US Vice President accused China of continuing coercion & claiming the majority of South China Sea, undermining the rules-based order.

Chinese counterpart listening, Rajnath calls for freedom of navigation in South China Sea

Rajnath Singh was speaking at the virtual ASEAN Plus Defence Ministers' Meet, where US Secretary of Defense Llyod Austin was also present.

China does not want war. It’s playing the long game

Sometimes actions speak louder than words. And China’s actions so far have avoided crossing the threshold of open warfare.

‘Blatant falsehoods’: Philippines hits out at China over its remarks on vessels in Whitsun Reef

Manila and Beijing have been engaged in a verbal tussle since last month, when more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels were sighted near Whitsun Reef.

Indian Ocean a shared asset, nations must synergise efforts to ensure safety, says Rajnath

Noting that one's threat today could be another's tomorrow, Defence Minsiter Rajnath Singh called on countries in the Indian Ocean region to improve trade & naval cooperation.

India, Vietnam to conduct 2-day naval exercise in South China Sea

INS Kiltan has been sent to the country to deliver relief material for flood-affected people in central Vietnam and it will participate in the exercise from 26 to 27 December.

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FILE PHOTO: Protestors stand in solidarity with Iranian women after the death of Mahsa Amini, in London, Britain September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne//File Photo

Iran’s people have begun an irreversible process—tearing off the theocratic veil

Iran’s ruling establishment will fight to the end. Locked in confrontation with the West, its leaders know they are on the edge of an existential threat.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.