Analysts say India can intervene in the South China Sea to contain China’s naval activities in South Asia
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10 12, in New Delhi, India and Vietnam signed a three-year development agreement with the South China Sea offshore oil and gas resources, ignoring China’s repeated opposition insisted on matters involved in the South China Sea. Some analysts have pointed out that in the United States, Japan, have been involved in the South China Sea affairs, Vietnam turn India Larunanhai question disputes, so that this problem is complicated, and parties are all pointing to the target to contain China.
pull the South China Sea oil and gas resources development in India
December 11 to 14, the Vietnamese President Jin-hit India on a four-day official visit . 12, Zhang Jin record in talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the two countries signed a joint development in the South China Sea offshore oil and gas resources in the cooperation agreement.
According to the Indian national oil and gas company and the Vietnam National Petroleum Corporation signed the cooperation agreement, the next three years, India’s national oil and gas companies will cooperate with Vietnam to jointly develop two oil and gas fields of the South China Sea.
According to “Hindustan Times” report, India and Vietnam will jointly develop two oil and gas fields which were called “127″ and the “128″, Vietnam has claimed sovereignty over the two oil and gas fields , adding that India’s oil and gas company in this area of ??activity “consistent with international law.”
12 for India and Vietnam signed oil and gas development in this agreement, the Indian media interpretation that this agreement has a “strategic partnership” in nature, which means there will be more energy the next two mining projects there.
South India to invest $ 225 million
According to statistics, at present, India’s national oil and gas companies have in the South China Sea oil exploration projects invested 225 million U.S. dollars.
September this year, the Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh told the visiting Indian Foreign Minister Krishna said that Vietnam is “fully support” India in the South China Sea oil and gas development plans, and Krishna also claimed that India’s state-owned enterprises will continue in the South China Sea oil and gas exploration.
September 22, India’s national oil and gas company announced that next year will be in the “South China Sea” (ie, the South China Sea) the remaining two blocks of one of the designated resume drilling. The Chairman Haase Malik also claimed: “We plan to restart the drilling operations there, the Indian Foreign Ministry has informed us that the block is located entirely within the territorial waters of Vietnam, so there is no problem developing.”
Indian media quoted a diplomat as saying: “Vietnam fully supports the plan for continuing this work, the Vietnamese were very positive and they agree to continue this project.”
11 days, Zhang Jin record before the flight to India is also on the news media, said: “Vietnam and other partners, including India’s national oil and gas companies, including all co-operation are located in the exclusive economic zone, and in Vietnam’s sovereignty and jurisdiction. “
development without China’s permission is illegal
as Vietnam and China in the South China Sea islands dispute the existence of long-term, China is firmly opposed to Indian companies in Vietnam waters to oil development. India and Vietnam for ignoring China’s opposition insisted that exploitation of oil and gas resources into the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed that, unless China license, no right to carry out the development activities in India, or their behavior is illegal, and called on India not to join the South China Sea dispute .
Although Vietnam claimed the label of “127″ and the “128″ oil and gas fields have sovereignty, but the Chinese government has repeatedly stressed that China’s Nansha Islands and adjacent waters has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea of ??China advocate has sufficient historical and legal basis.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei in the Chinese government reiterated claim of sovereignty in the region, said that any foreign company in China without permission, in Chinese waters under the jurisdiction engaged in oil and gas exploration activities are illegal, null and void.
11th of this month, Vietnam Government has just signed in Beijing “on the guidance of the People’s Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to solve the problem of basic principles of maritime agreement”, be regarded as the two countries to promote maritime issues in the negotiation process to obtain positive progress. However, the next day, Vietnam and India have signed a development cooperation agreement the South China Sea oil and gas resources, a cause for concern.
strong for Indian companies to carry out the South China Sea oil and gas exploration, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu has warned foreign companies not involved in the South China Sea dispute.
she stressed: “We hope relevant countries to respect China’s position, the position and rights, not unilaterally take any complicate or escalate the action outside the State shall respect and support the countries in the region resolved through bilateral negotiations controversial efforts. We have always opposed any other country in the waters under the jurisdiction of Chinese oil and gas exploration and development activities, the foreign companies do not want involved in the South China Sea dispute. “
Vietnam, India is seen as the” East ” chips
for India despite China’s opposition, insisted on involvement in Vietnam to win over the South China Sea affairs, that the South China Sea issues heat up again, some analysts said, India is trying to Vietnam as a bargaining chip, to step up, “East” the pace.
recent years, India “East strategy” from the center of gravity “to share China’s economic boom” to “prevent the expansion of Chinese influence,” and this “East” is the key to move to Vietnam. To this end, India continued to enhance bilateral relations with Vietnam, in addition to economic and defense cooperation, India and China also want to pay close attention to the Vietnamese oil and gas exploration and Yin Nanhai friction favorable opportunity to enhance strategic cooperation between the two countries.
Indo-Asian News Service said on June 11th, India and Vietnam will wish to establish a long-term relationship, and further by a deeper, more practical and more effective cooperation to promote bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the current . Some media said Zhang Jin record in July this year as soon after the visit of President of India, New Delhi and Hanoi intended to emphasize the increasingly important alliance between. “Hindustan Times”, also known as 12, Zhang Jin record of this visit will greatly enhance India and Vietnam and the strategic relationship between the defense.
Some analysts have pointed out that India and Vietnam continue to strengthen the relationship between, for Vietnam, not only expected to increase its influence in the region, especially in the South China Sea can help them to compete with China on the issue , will also receive economic and military cooperation. For India, the win over the Vietnamese, Indian naval forces can easily access some of the important South Asian waters, this area can be balanced to some extent the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean impact, but also close to the South China Sea for energy stocks possible; the other hand, India also hopes to intervene in the South China Sea affairs, demonstrating its growing importance in East Asia’s strategic position. Although each has, but wary of China’s top economic and military strength, India and Vietnam to find a common goal. Chen Xiaoru