Friday, June 24, 2011

China-Vietnam Dispute & Lessons For India

One can see that the intensity of the ongoing competition between China and Vietnam in claiming sovereignty over two disputed South China Sea island chains, the Paracels (Xisha in Chinese, Hoangsa in Vietnamese) and Spratlys (Nansha in Chinese, Truongsa in Vietnamese) is growing day by day. New Delhi should look closely at the implications of China's aim to become a "maritime power" for the situation in the Indian Ocean, a region of strategic importance to India.


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