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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.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc | Twitter

South China Sea, defence cooperation — What India, Vietnam discussed at virtual summit

PM Modi said Vietnam is a key partner in the Indo-Pacific initiative, and cooperation can make an important contribution in maintaining peace in the region.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in interaction with his Vietnamese counterpart Friday | Twitter | @Rajnathsingh

Rajnath Singh assures ‘friend’ Vietnam of help modernising its armed forces

India has been in talks with Vietnam, which has maritime border issues with China in the South China Sea, over Hanoi’s interest in acquiring supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar at a press conference in New Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Jaishankar to visit Japan in October, participate in Quad meeting amid China tensions

During the visit on 6-7 October, Jaishankar will also be meeting his US, Australian & Japanese counterparts — Mike Pompeo, Marise Payne and Motegi Toshimitsu — separately.
Representational image of the South China Sea. | Photo: Joel Guinto/Bloomberg

China using militarised outposts in South China Sea to control areas not under it, says US

The US demanded President Xi Jinping to honour his commitment that these maritime constructions won't target or impact any country.

Facebook removes fake accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

Disguised as local operators, the Facebook accounts sought to amplify pro-China messaging over its control of South China Sea & promoting leaders favouring China’s status in region.

ASEAN-India virtual meeting reviews maritime cooperation, adopts 5-year plan to boost ties

The meeting took place at a time when China is expanding its military aggressiveness in the South China Sea and is locked in a bitter border row with India in eastern Ladakh.

‘Dragon Lady’ spy plane triggered Beijing’s missile volley in South China sea

The American U-2 spy plane from the Cold War era can perform functions that still can’t be entirely matched by technology such as the unmanned Global Hawk drone.

China’s ‘carrier-killer’ missiles warn US aircraft carriers to stay away

The launches show China, with its increasing arsenal of ballistic missiles, is challenging American military superiority in Asia for the first time since World War II.
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US-China tensions rise with ballistic missile tests, sanctions

The tensions come as the US looks to push back against what it sees as a Chinese campaign to dominate the resource-rich South China Sea and smaller nations in the region.

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