India, US discuss South China Sea security

Published: 26th June 2013 08:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2013 08:38 AM   |  A+A-

Amid growing concern over China’s strident posturing in South China Sea, top military commanders of India and the US on Tuesday discussed the security situation in the region which is increasingly becoming the world’s worst maritime conflict zone.

Hawaii-based US Pacific Command chief Admiral Samuel J Locklear, who is in India as part of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s team which arrived for the 4th India-US Strategic Dialogue, met the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne here to discuss the issue. During the meeting, the two military leaders deliberated upon several issues, including regional security and the tension in South China Sea, besides a review of the growing US-India security and defence partnership, an official release from the Ministry of Defence said.

China has maritime territorial disputes with several littoral nations in South China Sea, including Vietnam, in whose waters India is exploring for oil. 

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