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Monday, December 3, 2012

Singapore concerned – India prepared to Send Warship in West Philippine Sea

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India Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi said India would protect its interests even if it means sending forces in the West Philippine Sea

Singapore concerned over China's West Philippine Sea rule

Dec 3, 2012 (Reuters) - Singapore expressed concern on Monday over China's plan to board and search ships sailing in what it considers its territory in the West Philippine Sea, as tension grows over Beijing's sovereignty claims in busy Southeast Asian waters.

"Singapore is concerned about this recent turn of events," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in response to a recent Chinese media report on new rules that will allow police in the southern Chinese province of Hainan to board and seize control of foreign ships which "illegally enter" its waters from Jan. 1.

Wealthy Singapore, home to the world's second-busiest container port, is the second Southeast Asian country to publicly express concern over the new rules after the Philippines on Saturday condemned the Chinese plan as illegal.

The issue divided Southeast Asian leaders at a summit last month in Phnom Penh, where host Cambodia, a staunch China ally, sought to limit discussion on the mineral-rich sea, where China's claims overlap in places with those of four Southeast Asian countries and of Taiwan.

Tension over the West Philippine Sea, home to a third of the world's shipping activity, is entering a new and more contentious chapter, as claimant nations build up their navies and alliances with other nations, particularly with the United States.

"We urge all parties to the territorial disputes in the West Philippines Sea to refrain from provocative behaviour," the Singapore government said in a statement.

"It is important for all parties to respect the accepted principles of international law ... and refrain from taking actions that could escalate tensions."

China's sovereignty claims over the stretch of water off its south coast and to the east of mainland Southeast Asia set it directly against U.S. allies Vietnam and the Philippines, while Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia also lay claim to parts.

The tensions illustrate the difficulty of forging a Southeast Asian consensus over how to deal with an increasingly assertive China.

Estimates for proven and undiscovered oil reserves in the West Philippine 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.

Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, said on Friday the Chinese plan was a "very serious turn of events".

India will protects its interests in West Philippine Sea, says Navy chief

New Delhi: 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 West Philippine 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 West Philippine Sea to protect Indian interests there and impression about the Chinese Navy's modernisation.

Answering a volley of questions about West Philippine 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 West Philippine 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.

With report from Reuters and IBN Live

20 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    me india na agad tayo,, ano pa inaantay bakbakan na!! putukan na mga hindot na chekwa na yan!

  2. Anonymous says:

    BOBO mo wala naman sinabi kakampi sila sa Philippines linaw ng sabi they r willing to send their navy if needed for their own country interest..

  3. Anonymous says:

    well indian people are more trustful than this chinese gov't.kaya nga pag nagmatigas ito china baka sila ang tuluyan bumagsak sa kuko ng mga asean.

    hala china think now though your military building up so impressive sabi ng indian navy chief,but use it for protection only and not by grabbing islets from phillipines...asean would be your enemies now if you will not change your fucking mind..

    see not only the phillipines is your enemy now, vietnam also angry with you. this will be a domino effect that have been caused for your fall..soon,,soon,,soon.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Anak ng pating bakbakan na kasunod nito ihanda na ang putang inang c dwending bansot na GMA at siya ang unang ilagay na bala gawin natin siyang rocket hahaha :D at isunod c Tabako .

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ang mangyayari dyan kasi hindi kumakampi ng India at magpadala sila ng warship simple lang.. pupunta sila doon at mag indescriminate firing sila.. sabay sabing:....kayoo...kayo.. mga pinoy masyado kayong maarte, panay sabi nyo na mabaho kili2x namin ito para sa inyo.. putok!!!putok!!! bang!!! bang!!!!! sa mga intsek paputok din sila palakasan ng putok... at sa vietnam.. lalandi sia,... hay Viene... friends tayo .. pareho tayo mga supot.... appear!!! alike, akisss... :D

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hindi man match ang China at India pero kung pag sama-samahin ang lakas ng India at ASEAN patas na yan para pataubin ang China kaya lang pareho sila may nuke at ang malapit na bansa ang mauuna.

    Takot ang China sa Japan kita nyo? kala ng china kala nila ang Jpana ayan.. successful ang Japan na napalayas ang China kaya dito sila ngayon sa Atin mag hihigante... sana tatayo din ang Japan para e protect tayo wala pa tayong power eh

    Political na naman ang reason hindi na umusad ang offer ng Japan na patrol ships hindi pinirmahan ng Congress kasi magagalit daw ang China.. buset na naman ito

  7. Anonymous says:

    To Anonymous
    December 4, 2012 7:22 AM
    Hoy Kilikili mo lang ang mabaho amoy putok panlaban sa nuke ng china. NPA ka lumayas ka dito sa pinas! Hindi ka kailangan dito.

  8. Anonymous says:

    India will sending their navies just to protect their oil and gas exploration which is Vietnam EEZ...Of course, that will be the response in all countries that have a mutual interest with the host country...In the Philippines, Australian firm and other countries have also their interest for oil and gas in several exploration, so i think when the situation will going to worst, maybe Australia and other country exploring in the Philippines will also send their navies to the Philippines to face China's strategy....

  9. Anonymous says:

    To: Anonymous December 4, 2012 8:40 AM

    Pwede mo bang ma-provide ang link? Ang nabasa ko naman sa isang news at hindi ko lang ma-provide din ang link.

    Kung hindi ako nagkaka-mali, inap-probahan na ng NEDA ang offer ng Japan na 10+2 ships sa atin,
    At schedule na darating sa Pinas by 2014. Parang palihim po ang agreement nito.

    Sa Dec 16, 2012. May magaganap na general election sa Japan. Kung mananalo ang LDP na partido, merong pagbabago sa Japan with regards to their military. Sa nabasa ko sa isang website din, at ito;

    1. Ang current policy ng Japan ay hanggang depensa lang talaga, pagmananalo ang LDP, tatangalin nila ito at possibleng magiging opensa na sila. Palagay ko itoy dhil sa mga islang dispute na nangyayari.
    Kung kaya base sa analysis ko, kaya ng gusto nilang tanggalin ang US sa kanilang bansa, para malaya silang makapag-decision with regards to protecting their territory either by hook or crook. At hindi naka-tali sa US, with regards to naval power capable silang makipag-giera.

    2. Ang Japan ay may existing na batas, na nagbabawal sa kanila na magbenta ng armas pangdigma sa ibang bansa. Pagmanalo ang LDP sa darating na election, possibleng itoy tatanggalin na nila at maaring tulungan nila ang ibang bansa lalong-lalo na sa may hinaharap na kaparehong issue kagaya nila.

    Maraming mga pagbabago sa darating na taon, hope ko lang na magiging firm ang gobyerno natin. At i-improve ng madalian ang depensa na walang takot sa mga possibleng magiging kaaway.

  10. Anonymous says:

    matagal ng approved ang mga barko from japan,,, inilihim yan dhil maingay ang mga comonista dto s ating bansa.....hahahaha..

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ang Philippine Government ano ang ginagawa?

  12. Anonymous says:

    What does the Philippine Government going to do about this?

  13. Anonymous says:

    BACKOFF CHINA! ASEAN AND ALLIES ARE ALREADY TIRED TO LISTEN WITH YOUR FUCKING MOUTH THAT FULL OF LIES.DONT DO IT TO THE WORLD WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH YOUR STUPID AND BASTARD PEOPLE. R.I.P.

  14. Anonymous says:

    BACKOFF CHINA! ASEAN AND ALLIES ARE ALREADY TIRED TO LISTEN WITH YOUR FUCKING MOUTH THAT FULL OF LIES.DONT DO IT TO THE WORLD WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH YOUR STUPID AND BASTARD PEOPLE. R.I.P.

  15. Anonymous says:

    C = cheater
    H = hore
    I = idiot
    N = non-sense
    A = aggressor

  16. Anonymous says:

    C = cheater
    H = hore
    I = idiot
    N = non-sense
    A = aggressor

  17. Anonymous says:

    Naniwala naman kayo sa articles na ito puro mga imbento ng writter para mabenta yung mga sikat nya.. Tagal na balita ito ipalit-ulit Lang.Ang hilig nyo sa Gyera Di nyo alam epekto ng gyera Di yan tulad ng unang panahon na sibat at pana Lang ang armas ngayon nuclear weapon na isang pindot Lang tunaw ang Philippines Ni wala tayo missile interceptors lalo na kung ballistic missile na pakawalan ng China kaya kayo ang iinit nyo sagana Lang kayo sa putak gamitan nyo ng strategy... Puro kayo suporta baka pag nagkaputukan na kayo unang una tatago sa ilalim ng lamesa nyo..

  18. Anonymous says:

    tarantado ka isa k rin instik o NPA dito s pilipinas kya lumayas ka dito s aming bansa, kung mahuli kta bbalatan kta ng buhay,,,s palagay m, tarantado,kung ggamit ng nuke ang demonyo mong bansa china,, hindi rin cya gamitan ng nuke ng mga kaalyado ng pilipinas ha ungas,, 100times ang effectiveness ng nuke ng america kumpara s fake ninyong nuke arms ng barbarians chinese.....

  19. Anonymous says:

    hehe may hukbalatsin na po matagal na ready na kami matagal na kapag nag open conflict....ready na rin lahat ng spies worldwide para ubusin ang mga singkit diplomat at ambasador worldwide....hehe joke lang kayu naman sinasakyan ko lang kayu....pero walang biro nandyan ang allied forces at UN....isang putok lang singkit at ang singkit matutulas sa africa na pinaghatian ng allied powers :)

  20. Anonymous says:

    Mga kababayan, huwag tau tumigil sa pagtuligsa sa bagong e-passports na inissue ng china sa kanilang mga citizens. Isa ito sa kanilang panlilinlang para makamkam ang ating karagatan. Dahan-dahan nilang ginagapang at patago silang kumikilos sa kanilang tunay na hangarin at maitim na balakin sa ating ipinaglalaban. Ito ay kanilang taktika sa pag-angkin, at pag-kamkam ng ating teritoryo na mayaman sa mineral resources at langis na nakapalibot sa ating bansa. Balang araw, gagamitin nila itong basehan sa usaping legal once na nagtagumpay sila sa kanilang naumpisahan. Gagamitin nila itong ibidensya dahil ito ay ating tinanggap pati na rin sa ibang bansa na kanilang nalinlang bilang katunayan na pagmamay-ari nila ang buong karagatan. Tuso ang mga tsekwa at mapaglinlang! Kaya sana ang action ng ating gov. ay hindi lng sa separate paper ang pag-issue ng visa kundi lagyan din ito ng note sa pagkondena at maigting na pagtutol sa mapa ng kanilang passports dahil part nito ay pagaari ng ating bayan. Ang nakakaawa dito ay ang ating susunod na lahi at generation kpag hindi ntin ito npagtuunan ng tamang action at labanan ang kanilang panlilinlang sa lalong madaling panahon. Kapag hindi tau umaksyon paulit-ulit nila itong gagawin sa mga susunod nting generations hanggang ito ay kanilang mapagtagumpayan at kanilang makamkam. Huwag tau maniniwala sa ginagawa nilang dialogue. Iba ang kanilang sinasabi sa kanilang ginagawa. Kunwari nagbibigay ng tulong financial at investment sa bansa pero iba ang kanilang tunay na layunin, kundi pabagsakin dahan-dahan ang gov. sa pamamagitan ng pagtuturo para maging corrupt ang walang-hiyang lider na gahaman sa salapi at taksil sa bayan, sampu ng kanyang mga galamay at opisyal. Ang gahamang opisyal na nakatikim sa pain ng china gagawa ng paulit-ulit na pagdarambong sa kaban nman ng bayan. Kung iyong titignan nakangisi lng ang mga walang-hiyang tsekwa sa nangyayari dahil nagtatagumpay sila sa kanilang maitim na hangarin na hindi nararamdaman ng kunwari nilang tinutulungan. Binabaon nila ito sa utang para hindi makapagbayad dahil sa lugmok na economy at saka nila sisingilin ng pagkakautang. Ito ang kanilang tunay na hangarin, ang ilubog sa utang ang kanilang kunwariy tinutulungan at ska nila ito kakamkamin at pagsasamantalahan upang maging sunod-sunuran sa kanilang kagustuhan para diktahan at mandohan ang kawawang bayan. Ito ay ginagawa nila hindi lng sa atin kundi pati sa mga katabi nting bansa na hindi pa natutuklasan ang tunay na masamang motibo at maitim na hangarin ng china para ito ay kanilang maangkin balang araw. Nananawagan ako sa ating mambabatas na tulungan ntin si PNOY para ipaglaban ang ating teritoryo at para maumpisahan na rin sa lalong madaling panahon ang pag extract ng mga natural resources sa ating karagatan para sa ikauunlad ng gating bayan, at lahat ng mga Pilipino ay makinabang. Kailangan na nting gawin ito para na rin mai-angat ang moral at buhay nating mga filipino na mahabang panahon na ring nagdusa sa kahirapan gawa ng maling pamamalakad at pangungulimbat ng mga naunang lider ng ating lipunan. Mabuhay ang mga modernong katipunero at mabuhay ang gating bayan! Ito ang hangarin ni PNOY sa ating bayan. Tulungan ntin siya. Tapat na presidente at hindi nasusuhulan. Proud ako sa’yo PNOY! Tunay kang halimbawa ng bawat Filipino. MABUHAY!

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