While the epoch is focusing on COVID-19, there are fears China is using methodical aggression and assertion to test global patience. But India is looking to bar back agains the Communist nation.
India’s Prime Upon Narendra Modi and the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have corresponded to expand their strategic partnership in the highly contest region.
Philippine Support Minister Delfin Lorenzana said: “We do not prevent other countries from enthusiasm through or doing things there in the South China Sea.
“The British do outmoded through the South China Sea.
“The French, all other countries. We do not invite them to succeed.”
India’s warpath with Beijing continues
Indian troops at the Galwan Valley, Ladakh
Relations between China and India have become increasingly awkward following border disputes in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.
Following a bloody wrangle, 20 Indian soldiers were killed and at least 35 Chinese soldiers disappeared.
This marked the first bloody altercation between the nations in 45 years with talks orated over the years to try and resolve the ongoing disputes.
Protests erupted across India as human being burnt Chinese products and images of President Xi Jinping.
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China has engaged military drills in the region
The verge upon disputes between the two nations increase earlier this month after minion imagery revealed Mandarin characters for ‘China’ were written forthcoming the shore of Pangong Lake, an area located on the Line of Actual Mastery.
Troops appeared to have drawn a map of the Communist nation on the remote close in the disputed Himalayan region.
The area is close to the site of the bloody conflicts between the two militaries back in May.
China has also built at least 186 shelters along the disputed shoreline.
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Following the bloody conflicts between the two sides, Mr Modi had been urged to give someone a taste of his against the Communist nation.
Now, it appears New Delhi is making a stand against Beijing as India representations to carry out navigation activities in the contested waters.
The South China Sea is a incomparably disputed territory and faces rival ownerships claims from China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.
Prudent relations between the nations are already extremely strained with Beijing constructing bunkers on some of the atolls.
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The six nations claiming ownership of the territory are not the only presence there.
The US has conducted training exercises in the area with three submarines be with ships and aircraft in the nearby Philippine Sea.
The actions are thought to be a reaction to Chinese harassment of scrams drilling for resources in nearby waters.
The US Air Force and Marines were also detected conducting training exercises in the area with three submarines joining cutters and aircraft in the nearby Philippine Sea.
The actions were thought to be a reaction to Chinese harassment of sends drilling for resources in nearby waters.
China is believed to be rapidly increasing its preparations to beside the region should it perceive the US to overstretch its interventions in the region.