Namaste India: An industrial aid vessel operating in the South China Sea sank after being hit by a storm

An industrial aid vessel operating in the South China Sea sank after being hit by a storm, and more than two dozen people are feared dead in the incident. |Updated: Jul 03, 2022, 07:07 PM IST An industrial aid vessel operating in the South China Sea sank after being hit by a storm, and more than two dozen people are feared dead in the incident. Source link

Sri Lanka crisis gives India chance to gain sway vs China

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka’s strategic location has attracted outsized interest in the small island nation from regional giants China and India for more than a decade, with Beijing and its free-flowing loans and infrastructure investments widely seen as having gained the upper hand in the quest for influence. But Sri Lanka’s economic collapse has proved an opportunity for India to swing the pendulum back, with New Delhi stepping in with massive financial and material assistance to its neighbor. “There is no such thing as charity in international politics,”…

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s Vietnam Visit Brings India and Vietnam Closer Militarily, with Eyes Firmly Fixed on China

But there was little visible in the ensuing decade, despite a visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2010. Ties remained low key with India helping in the repair of Vietnam’s Mig-21 aircraft and training Vietnamese navy personnel to handle Kilo-class submarines that their navy was planning to acquire. In 2011, the Indian Navy had an early brush with the South China Sea issue when its warship INS Airavat was warned over the radio to stay off ‘Chinese waters’ by a voice claiming to speak for the Chinese Navy, just…

In US-China Great Power Contest, Regime Change in Philippines is Good News for India

Despite the limited interaction between the two, Manila and New Delhi share numerous similarities. While the Philippines is a treaty ally of the United States under the Mutual Defense Treaty (1951), India is a close strategic partner of the country. Both are engaged in active territorial disputes with China and are committed to a rules-based system. In May 2022, Ferdinand Marcos Jr (also known as Bongbong Marcos) won an outright majority in the presidential election in the Philippines. Son and name-bearer of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Marcos Jr paved…

Europe should remain engaged with India for Indo-Pacific challenges: Dutch envoy | Latest News India

NEW DELHI: At a time when the world community’s focus is on Ukraine, European nations need to remain engaged with India to tackle critical challenges in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from climate change to border disputes, Dutch ambassador Marten van den Berg has said. The world’s concentration on the conflict in Ukraine is understandable, given the humanitarian tragedy and the unexpected full-scale war, but this doesn’t mean the problems and challenges in the Indo-Pacific will go away, he said in an interview. The Indo-Pacific, in terms of population and economic growth,…

India, France agree to jointly deal with terrorism, challenges in Indo-Pacific, amid China’s power play in the region

India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s rising military manoeuvring in the resource-rich region India, France call for immediate end to ‘hostilities’ in Ukraine – Twitter/@narendramodi Paris: India and France have agreed to unitedly deal with the menace of terrorism and the challenges in the Indo-Pacific, amid China flexing muscles in the strategically vital region. A joint statement issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met French President Emmanuel Macron in…

China’s Evolving Strategic Discourse on India • Stimson Center

Executive Summary The China-India border standoff that began in May 2020 continues to date at various friction points in the mountainous terrain of Ladakh in the Himalayas. A deadly clash between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, which was the worst fighting in over four decades and resulted in casualties on both sides, has come to define the crisis. Almost two years into the standoff, there is still little clarity on its fundamental cause. Much of the existing discourse is unable to provide a complete…

Quad South Korea inclusion on cards Yoon Suk Yeol Biden meeting Japan India US Australia China

Image Source : PTI South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol, second from left, speaks as Gen. Paul LaCamera, right, commander of USFK and the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command, listens during his visit to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Highlights Quad comprises of India, US, Japan and Australia The group has been formed to keep a check at regional peace and China’s action US President Biden will be meeting South Korean counterpart ahead of Quad summit later this month South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-Yeol’s recently expressed desire to join Quad…