India Company decided to withdraw from the South China Sea oil development may be due to Chinese pressure
Data Figure: Vietnamese offshore oil drilling platform.
In India 特约记者陈 in seedlings newspaper correspondent the Ge Yuanfen
India a number of media reports on the 12th, said India’s state oil company has decided to withdraw due to “technical reasons”, and Vietnamese cooperation has been the exploration of China’s opposition to the South China Sea No. 128 oil and gas blocks. In this regard, “Hindustan Times” commented that India, this move will help relieve the already strained diplomatic nerves between India; The Press Trust of India claimed, which will affect India in the region strategic presence in New Delhi only watched the influence of China and constantly enhance.
According to the Hindustan Times reported on the 12th, the Indian Foreign Ministry has informed the Ministry of Petroleum, India’s state-owned oil companies decided to continue or exit the exploration of the South China Sea No. 128 oil and gas blocks can be based on “technical reasons”. In mid-April, the Indian media reported that the Indian oil and gas company sent a letter to the Ministry of Oil, said that this block of sea-bed is hard, many exploration efforts are unsuccessful, continue to explore more harm than good. 128 oil and gas blocks involved in the dispute over sovereignty of China and Vietnam, Indian Oil Corporation in 2009, took over when he triggered the Sino-Indian diplomatic dispute, the Indian Ministry of Petroleum withdrew to consult the Department of State. The article quoted a senior official of the Indian Ministry of Petroleum said: “We have received the reply of the Department of State, now allows the oil and gas companies to their own decisions based on technical and business reasons to continue or exit the exploration of the South China Sea No. 128 oil and gas blocks. India Newspaper Trust, said on the 11th, the end of March 2011, the Indian oil and gas company has invested in 128 oil and gas blocks $ 46 million, but the sea-bed is hard, exploration activities can not be normal. In November last year, the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Oil has held a joint meeting to explore the block exploration in the South China Sea.
“The Hindu”, said the Vietnamese diplomat expressed disappointment at this decision of India, they questioned New Delhi whether this is due to pressure from China. “Although New Delhi, said a purely commercial nature of exploration activities in the South China Sea, but Beijing do not think it concerns China’s sovereignty, resulting in both India and China last year, the deterioration of relations.” Reported that the Indian oil and gas company entrusted the region to carry out investigation a Dutch company and even by the warnings of the Chinese Embassy in charge, asking them to stop related activities, “but in the support of the Vietnam oil and gas company in India to persuade it to complete investigations”.
“Hindustan Times” said, now, Indian companies to exit caused by China’s opposition to the 127 and 128 block of exploration, India may be temporarily stopped with China in the South China Sea dispute. However, India and Vietnam last year, has decided to strengthen energy cooperation, the South China Sea issue on the battle may well be later reproduce. “Voice of Russia” on the 12th commented that between China and India, despite the many outstanding contentious issues, but both try to avoid direct confrontation.
for Vietnam to draw Russia into the South China Sea oil production, the United States, “World Net Daily on the 12th, said China is to put pressure on Russia to its withdrawal in the business of the South China Sea. ▲
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