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Indian navy ready to deploy to South China Sea as tensions climb

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boondock saint

Nonthaburi, Thailand

#1 Dec 3, 2012
HANOI/NEW DELHI- India has declared itself ready to deploy naval vessels to the South China Sea to protect its oil-exploration interests there, a potential new escalation of tensions in a disputed area where fears of armed conflict have been growing steadily.

India's naval chief made the statement on Monday just as Vietnam's state oil and gas company, Petrovietnam, accused Chinese boats of sabotaging an exploration operation by cutting a seismic cable being towed behind a Vietnamese vessel.

Petrovietnam said the seismic vessel, Binh Minh 02, had been operating outside the Gulf of Tonkin when the cable was severed on Friday. It had earlier been surveying the Nam Con Son basin further south -- an area where Indian state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has a stake in a Vietnamese gas field.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K Joshi said that, while India was not a territorial claimant in the South China Sea, it was prepared to act, if necessary, to protect its maritime and economic interests in the region.

"When the requirement is there, for example, in situations where our country's interests are involved, for example ONGC ... we will be required to go there and we are prepared for that," Joshi told a news conference.

"Now, are we preparing for it? Are we having exercises of that nature? The short answer is yes," he said.

Petrovietnam posted on its website comments made by the deputy head of exploration, Pham Viet Dung, to a journalist from Vietnam's Petrotimes that the seismic cable was quickly repaired and the survey resumed the following day.

"The blatant violation of Vietnamese waters by Chinese fishing vessels not only violates the sovereignty ... of Vietnam but also interferes in the normal operations of Vietnamese fishermen and affects the maritime activities of Petrovietnam," Dung was quoted as saying.

Tensions have simmered in the South China Sea for many years but have escalated this year as an increasingly powerful China, which sees virtually the entire sea as its territory, begins to assert its long-standing offshore claims more vigorously.

Parts of the South China Sea are also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan. The region, Asia's biggest potential military troublespot, is believed to be rich in oil and gas -- and more than half the world's oil-tanker traffic passes through it.

Last week, Chinese state media said police in southern Hainan province would board and search ships which illegally entered what China considers its territory in the sea -- a move that immediately raised fears for the free passage of international shipping and the possibility of a naval clash.
boondock saint

Nonthaburi, Thailand

#2 Dec 3, 2012
India is not the only non-claimant nation concerned about disruption to shipping or oil exploration in the South China Sea. The United States, a close ally to several of the Southeast Asian claimants, has also voiced concern at the prospect of China stopping international ships in contested waters.

India has sparred diplomatically with China in the past over its gas and oil exploration block off the coast of Vietnam.

Any display of naval assertiveness by India in the South China Sea would likely fuel concern that the navies of the two rapidly growing Asian giants could be on a collision course as they seek to protect trade routes and lock in the supply of coal, minerals and other raw material from foreign sources.

Admiral Joshi described the modernization of China's navy as "truly impressive" and a source of major concern for India.

"It is one of the most important international waterways and freedom of navigation there is an issue of utmost concern to India because a large portion of India's trade is through the South China Sea," said Brahma Chellaney, an analyst at the Centre for Policy Research, in New Delhi.

Chellaney, however, played down Joshi's comments, saying the Indian navy's focus would remain on the Indian Ocean, which the South Asian nation views as its strategic backyard.

Singapore, home to the world's second-busiest container port, joined some of its neighbors on Monday in expressing concern at the Chinese reports that Hainan police would board and search ships under rules to take effect from January 1.

"We urge all parties to the territorial disputes in the South China Sea to refrain from provocative behavior," the Singapore government said in a statement.

Asked about the reports of China's plan to board ships, Joshi said India had the right to self-defense.

Estimates for proven and undiscovered oil reserves in the South China Sea range as high as 213 billion barrels of oil, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a 2008 report.

That would surpass every country's proven oil reserves except Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, according to the BP Statistical Review.

On Monday, China's National Energy Administration said China aims to produce 15 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year from the South China Sea by 2015.

It said the South China Sea would "form the main part" of China's offshore gas exploration plans.
AZN

Toronto, Canada

#3 Dec 4, 2012
India is looking for another bout of thrashing from China.

Indians love to overestimate themselves.
bll

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 Dec 4, 2012
Nazi china is painting itself into a corner. By its own actions alone it is isolating itself as the aggressor, and enemy of all it's neighbours.
This is brilliant military strategy dont you think?

Nazi Germany all over again.
SpongeBob

Brampton, Canada

#5 Dec 5, 2012
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#6 Dec 5, 2012
boondock saint wrote:
HANOI/NEW DELHI- India has declared itself ready to deploy naval vessels to the South China Sea to protect its oil-exploration interests there, a potential new escalation of tensions in a disputed area where fears of armed conflict have been growing steadily.
India's naval chief made the statement on Monday just as Vietnam's state oil and gas company, Petrovietnam, accused Chinese boats of sabotaging an exploration operation by cutting a seismic cable being towed behind a Vietnamese vessel.
Petrovietnam said the seismic vessel, Binh Minh 02, had been operating outside the Gulf of Tonkin when the cable was severed on Friday. It had earlier been surveying the Nam Con Son basin further south -- an area where Indian state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has a stake in a Vietnamese gas field.
Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K Joshi said that, while India was not a territorial claimant in the South China Sea, it was prepared to act, if necessary, to protect its maritime and economic interests in the region.
"When the requirement is there, for example, in situations where our country's interests are involved, for example ONGC ... we will be required to go there and we are prepared for that," Joshi told a news conference.
"Now, are we preparing for it? Are we having exercises of that nature? The short answer is yes," he said.
Petrovietnam posted on its website comments made by the deputy head of exploration, Pham Viet Dung, to a journalist from Vietnam's Petrotimes that the seismic cable was quickly repaired and the survey resumed the following day.
"The blatant violation of Vietnamese waters by Chinese fishing vessels not only violates the sovereignty ... of Vietnam but also interferes in the normal operations of Vietnamese fishermen and affects the maritime activities of Petrovietnam," Dung was quoted as saying.
Tensions have simmered in the South China Sea for many years but have escalated this year as an increasingly powerful China, which sees virtually the entire sea as its territory, begins to assert its long-standing offshore claims more vigorously.
Parts of the South China Sea are also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan. The region, Asia's biggest potential military troublespot, is believed to be rich in oil and gas -- and more than half the world's oil-tanker traffic passes through it.
Last week, Chinese state media said police in southern Hainan province would board and search ships which illegally entered what China considers its territory in the sea -- a move that immediately raised fears for the free passage of international shipping and the possibility of a naval clash.
Clearly we see China has failed all Asian races. China caused all other races to seek the superior Whites for protections. We must work with the Whites to remove the China from the threat to world peace.

Now you see the Whites' wisdom in carving China up and kept Chinese under control? I would love to lead the Whites army to fight China. Yes, I am Chinese and I am not racist at all. I simply love world peace.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#7 Dec 5, 2012
I am well versed in Sun Tzu's Art of War and used it in my early teen years with huge successes. I never lost single battle and could even outfight opponent force six times stronger than mine.

I would say, "To fight Chinese, you need smarter Chinese".
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#8 Dec 5, 2012
Now China has given the excuses for the wolves and tigers to come to the neighborhood. Wait till they all surround China, then they will move in. I am thinking China would be carved up once again just like the period after Qing's collapse. Each wolf and tiger would have its share of the carving.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#9 Dec 5, 2012
Drgunzet, you french/vietnamese, America still have a grudge on what you did in your guerilla tactics in the 1960s against America. Why don't you guys find like a man, using booby traps, snipers,agent orange, IEDs, bamboo spikes and buying high tech weapons from Russia to shoot down American, why can't you make your own weapons? You think that us Americans forgot that--55,000 Americans killed and thousands more maimed and many are suffering from agent orange.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#10 Dec 5, 2012
Snowflake wrote:
Drgunzet, you french/vietnamese, America still have a grudge on what you did in your guerilla tactics in the 1960s against America. Why don't you guys find like a man, using booby traps, snipers,agent orange, IEDs, bamboo spikes and buying high tech weapons from Russia to shoot down American, why can't you make your own weapons? You think that us Americans forgot that--55,000 Americans killed and thousands more maimed and many are suffering from agent orange.
Your words "us Americans" is an example of the evil Chinese treacherous behavior. It is well known on the forums you are pretending to be an American but you are pro-China.

We know this for a loooooooooong time. Stop making yourself and other Chinese looking pathetic.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#11 Dec 5, 2012
I am pro-America. Not only that I live in America, but I love my country. China is the arch-rival, the future threat to my country. China is also the trouble maker in the world, destroying world peace. I want to see America to prevail over China.

I want to see people like Snowflake to be expelled from America and back to China.
Nasty China

Columbia, MD

#12 Dec 5, 2012
WW3 is China against India/Vietnam/U.S/Japan/Philip pines and NATO....

Who will be killed????completely destroyed???
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#13 Dec 5, 2012
Nasty China wrote:
WW3 is China against India/Vietnam/U.S/Japan/Philip pines and NATO....
Who will be killed????completely destroyed???
China of course. That's why the science fiction never portray much Chinese in space travel or off-world colonization. They were mostly wiped out, destroyed.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#14 Dec 5, 2012
Nasty China wrote:
WW3 is China against India/Vietnam/U.S/Japan/Philip pines and NATO....
Who will be killed????completely destroyed???
Don't forget Taiwan. When the chance is good, Taiwan will join India/Vietnam/U.S/Japan/Philip pines and NATO in a bid for its own security.

China is also threatening Russia over the land Qing lost to Tsar in the unequal treaty. Russia could join force too if the moment is right.

I don't see how China could survive the onslaught. First, those countries should establish free trade between themselves then cut off China. Next, squeeze China from any trades with Africa for raw material and Middle East for fuel. Cut China's coal import from Australia and Indonesia.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#15 Dec 5, 2012
China caused Korea to split and remain split in two. China always to maintain North Korea as a buffer. South Korea will never forgive China.

I hope the South Korea folks will do something too. Beside, it's a matter of time for China and South Korea to escalate contention over the yellow sea's resource.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#16 Dec 5, 2012
Clarksville and Boise, two VNs that do not know athing about the USA nor China.
Nasty China

Columbia, MD

#17 Dec 5, 2012
Drgunzet wrote:
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Don't forget Taiwan. When the chance is good, Taiwan will join India/Vietnam/U.S/Japan/Philip pines and NATO in a bid for its own security.
China is also threatening Russia over the land Qing lost to Tsar in the unequal treaty. Russia could join force too if the moment is right.
I don't see how China could survive the onslaught. First, those countries should establish free trade between themselves then cut off China. Next, squeeze China from any trades with Africa for raw material and Middle East for fuel. Cut China's coal import from Australia and Indonesia.
They way its is China will be isolated quickly from those countries . Russia will join the fight when the moment is right! China is a bigger threat to U.S/Russia than China is to India/Vietnam/U.S/Japan/Philip pines....
attila the Han

Australia

#18 Dec 5, 2012
Drgunzet wrote:
<quoted text>
Clearly we see CURRY has failed all Asian CURRY. CURRY caused all other CURRY to seek the superior CURRY for protections. CURRY must work with the CURRY to remove the CURRY from the threat to world CURRY.
Now CURRY see the CURRY wisdom in carving CURRY up and kept CURRY under control? I would love to lead the CURRY army to fight CURRY. Yes, I am CURRY and I am not CURRY at all. I simply love world CURRY.
rule the world with curry.
AZN

Toronto, Canada

#19 Dec 8, 2012
Drgunzet wrote:
I am pro-America. Not only that I live in America, but I love my country. China is the arch-rival, the future threat to my country. China is also the trouble maker in the world, destroying world peace. I want to see America to prevail over China.
I want to see people like Snowflake to be expelled from America and back to China.
You are a yankee ass licker.

It won't do you any good the day you run into KKK hicks. Who'd beat your head in with a baseball bat.

And nobody would care. Because to your beloved whiteys, you're just another gook.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#20 Dec 8, 2012
attila the Han wrote:
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rule the world with curry.
See, this person in post #18 put the words into my post. In this thread I never used the word CURRY. He put it in. Now you see why the honorable Germans have issues with some races who are not so honorable. It's very unlikely to find a German to act in such low class act.

You know that the human species split from Africa more than 50,000 years ago. Clearly the German people evolve quite different from the Asians. I was raised by the German Americans and one day at the dinner table I was reborn. I suddenly realized the wisdom in their teaching, so superior.

My mind was so open after that and I gained German superiority. My learning speed increased to German level and outstripped any Asian I met 10 times easily.

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