China continues to bully others in South China Sea: US Pacific Fleet commander | India News

NEW DELHI: The US Pacific Fleet Commander on Tuesday said that there has been no reduction in Beijing’s assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea, a vital trade route in the global supply chain, and it continues to bully other nations in the strategic region. In an interaction with reporters, Admiral John Aquilino said China’s military buildup in the disputed waters threatens several countries, many of whom are American allies. The dispute in the SCS is between China and several others over the control of the Spratly Islands. Taiwan, Vietnam,…

USS John S. McCain sets sail for first time since 2017 crash that left ten US Navy sailors dead 

The USS John S. McCain set sail from Japan for the first time since a deadly crash that left ten US sailors dead. The destroyer is having its first sea trials after undergoing repairs, which lasted two years, following a collision with the Liberian-flagged Alnic MC oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. A hole was torn in the warship beneath the waterline that led to the flooding of crew sleeping areas, machinery and communications rooms, killing ten sailors on August 21, 2017. Around six weeks after the accident, the McCain…

Vietnam says trying to speed up identification of UK truck dead

By Khanh Vu VINH, Vietnam (Reuters) – Vietnam is trying to speed up the identification of its citizens who are suspected to have been among the people found dead in the back of a truck near London last week, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Cuong told Reuters on Tuesday. A UK court heard on Monday that a global ring had been involved in smuggling the group. The truck’s driver is facing charges of manslaughter and people trafficking. “The nationality of the victims hasn’t been officially confirmed yet,” Cuong said on…

CNOOC orders MacGregor pull-in system for a deepwater floating production unit in the South China Sea

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to supply the riser pull-in system for a deepwater Floating Production Unit (FPU) located in the Lingshui 17-2 gas field. The order is booked into Cargotec’s third quarter of 2019 order intake and delivery will take place during 2020. The Lingshui 17-2 gas field is CNOOC’s first own R&D deepwater project, it is situated in the northern part of the Qiongdongnan Basin in the western continental shelf of the northern South China Sea, with…

National security adviser to testify he was “concerned” by Trump’s Ukraine call [Video]

For the first time, House impeachment investigators are hearing testimony from someone who was on the call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the White House’s top national security expert on Ukraine, says he told his superiors twice that military aid was being improperly tied to politics. Nancy Cordes reports. Source link

Beijing Bullies Others in South China Sea, Its Carriers May Enter Indian Ocean: US Navy Commander

New Delhi: The US Pacific Fleet Commander on Tuesday said there has been no reduction in Beijing’s assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea, a vital trade route in the global supply chain, and it continues to bully other nations in the strategic region. Admiral John Aquilino, who is in India, met Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and other senior defence officials. He said he and Singh discussed ways to enhance cooperation and increase information-sharing. “The US and India have common values. We understand that the ability to operate in…

China continues to bully others in SCS: US Pacific Fleet commander

Outlook October 29, 2019 19:37 IST China continues to bully others in SCS: US Pacific Fleet commander outlookindia.com 1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530 New Delhi, Oct 29 (PTI) The US Pacific Fleet Commander on Tuesday said that there has been no reduction in Beijing”s assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea, a vital trade route in the global supply chain, and it continues to bully other nations in the strategic region. In an interaction with reporters here, Admiral John Aquilino said China”s military buildup in the disputed waters threatens several countries, many…

South China Sea: Trump ‘to put deadly rocket systems on Xi’s doorstep in major escalation’ | World | News

Washington and Manila have reportedly been discussing a potential instalment of upgraded US rocket systems in the Philippines to help deter China‘s “militarisation” of islands in the contested South China Sea. If deployed, the rocket systems would pose a ferocious threat to Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s plans to cement Beijing’s dominance in the region. The long-range, precision-guided rockets fired by the system would be able to strike Chinese man-made islands on reefs in the Spratly chain, according to the South China Morning Post. This was revealed after a report emerged…