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India will protect its interests in South China Sea, says Navy chief

December 03, 2012 at 08:55pm IST

Viewing the rapid modernisation of Chinese Navy as a “major concern”, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi on Monday made it clear that India would protect its interests in the disputed South China Sea, even if it means sending forces there.

“Yes you are right. The modernisation (of Chinese Navy) is truly impressive… It is actually a major cause of concern for us, which we continuously evaluate and work out our options and our strategies,” he told a press conference.

The Navy Chief was replying to a question on contingencies in South China sea to protect Indian interests there and impression about the Chinese Navy’s modernisation.

Answering a volley of questions about South China Sea over which India had a tiff with China in 2011, he said although India’s presence in that maritime region was not on “very very frequent” basis, it had interests like free navigation and exploitation of natural resources there.

“Not that we expect to be in those waters very very frequently, but when the requirement is there for situations where country’s interests are involved, for example ONGC Videsh, we will be required to go there and we are prepared for that. Are we holding exercises for that nature, the short answer is yes,” Joshi said.

Talking about Indian interests in the South China Sea, he said the first of it included freedom of navigation.

“Not only us, but everyone is of the view that they have to be resolved by the parties concerned, aligned with the international regime, which is outlined in UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea), that is our first requirement,” he said.

from:  http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-will-protects-its-interests-in-south-china-sea-says-navy-chief/308655-3.html

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Devendra Kumar Joshi was born on July 4th, 1954 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devendra_Kumar_Joshi

July 4th, 1954

July 4th

7 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 16 = his personal year (from July 4th, 2012 to July 3rd, 2013) = Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

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7/24/2012 @ 10:52PM

Now that China has backed up its claim to two million square kilometers of the South China Sea with some PLA muscle, confrontation with its Southeast Asian neighbors with overlapping and competing claims is almost sure to turn ugly.

In a sobering report released on Tuesday, the International Crisis Group said “tensions in the South China Sea can easily spill over into armed conflict.”

The South China Sea dispute between China and Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei has reached an impasse, said the report, with increasingly assertive positions among claimants pushing regional tensions to new heights.

“All of the trends are in the wrong direction, and prospects of resolution are diminishing,” according to ICG.

Fueling the tension between China and its neighbors are vast oil and gas reserves, estimated to be as large as 200 billion barrels of crude oil and 25 trillion cubic meters of natural gas.

Over the past weekend, China made double-whammy announcements, in effect, “occupying” the region with a military base and establishing an administrative body to govern roughly 80 percent of the South China Sea.

China state-run media reports did not specify the size of China’s new military base, which would most likely be established on the Xisha Islands, the closest pieces of land to China that aren’t underwater. (Unlike most everyone else in the world, China makes no distinctions between islands that are above the water, and “islands” that are underwater.)

That said, an outpost in this region could easily be as large as three regiments, or roughly 10,000 troops. For comparison, the PLA garrison in Hong Kong reportedly maintains troop strength at 6,000 personnel.

According to state media, the garrison would be equipped the same as a standard army division, which implies a combination of armored, mechanized and motorized infantry and amphibious assault forces backed up by air defense and helicopter support.

China already has a substantial military presence in the South China Sea with surface fleet and submarine assets in place, as well as nearby ballistic missiles aimed at who knows what.

Both Vietnam and the Philippines maintain significant military presence in the disputed territory, with Malaysia maintaining a small military installation on Swallow Reef, according to ICG.

from:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/raykwong/2012/07/24/has-the-south-china-sea-reached-boiling-point/

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Hu Jintao was born on December 21st, 1942 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu_Jintao

December 21st, 1942

December 21st

12 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 37 = his personal year (from December 21st, 2011 to December 20th, 2012) = Governing roughly 80 percent of the South China Sea.  Tensions in the South China Sea can easily spill over into armed conflict.

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