South China Sea dispute Current Affairs, GK & News

South China Sea Dispute

South China Sea is part of Pacific Ocean spreading in some 35 Lakh Kms² with eight littoral countries / territories viz. China, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam. It is made of some 200 tiny islands, coral reefs, sholas, sandbanks etc. grouped into three archipelagos of Spratlys, Paracels and Pratas. The Macclesfield Bank ..

Japan-Vietnam deal for Defence Equipment

Japan and Vietnam have recently signed a new deal, which enables the export of Japanese-made defence equipment and technology to Vietnam. Highlights Both the countries have inked the deal to boost the defence cooperation in the backdrop of China’s growing military influence. This deal will elevate the defence partnership among the countries to a new ..

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India-Philippines conducts naval exercise in South China Sea

India and the Philippines conducted a naval exercise in the South China Sea on August 23, 2021. Key facts This exercise was conducted five days after conducting a similar drill with Vietnam in the region. Indian and Vietnamese navies had conducted the naval exercise on August 18. The South China Sea region has been witnessing ..

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Quad includes Taiwan Strait in talks

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) included Taiwan, after G7, straight in talks on August 13, 2021. Highlights Taiwan further irritated China by publicly thanking the members of the Quad for including peace and stability in Taiwan Strait during virtual discussions on August 12. Biden administration is focusing and putting efforts towards developing the Taiwan Strait ..

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Australia-India Indo Pacific Oceans Initiative

Australia recently launched the Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership. The programme will support free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The Government of Australia has provided a grant of 1.4 million Australian dollars (Rs 8.12 crores) to support the initiative. Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative was launched by PM Modi at the East India Summit ..

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India attended East Asia Summit: Ha Noi Declaration adopted

India was represented by the External Affairs minister S Jaishankar at the East Asia Summit. The summit adopted Ha Noi Declaration. Key highlights The minister expressed concerns over eroding trust in the South China sea region. He also highlighted the importance of adhering to international sea laws and respecting sovereignty and integrity. China claims sovereignty ..

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