World | Reuters | Friday December 19, 2014
China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region.
India | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; Edited by Mala Das | Thursday December 4, 2014
Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan has said that terror threat from the sea is a "real challenge", adding that India is "fully prepared" to tackle a situation.
India | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday December 3, 2014
India's Navy Chief Robin Dhowan today said Chinese activity has gone up "exponentially" in the Indian Ocean.
India | Reuters | Wednesday December 3, 2014
India is speeding up its navy modernisation programme and leaning on its neighbours to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as the region becomes increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 23, 2014
China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear pla...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
The Malaysian navy has launched a search for seven crew members after their gunboat went missing off Borneo island in rough seas, a top naval official said on Monday.
World | Associated Press | Friday August 29, 2014
Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.
World | Associated Press | Thursday August 28, 2014
China says it will keep responding to US military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American claims that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a US Navy plane last week.
World | Reuters | Saturday August 23, 2014
The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it...
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 26, 2014
As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo sca...
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 16, 2014
Pirates attacked a Malaysian oil tanker in the Malacca Straits and siphoned off its load, the Malaysian navy and officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of hijackings raising tension in Southeast Asia's busy sea lanes.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Chinese warships will join US-led naval drills off Hawaii for the first time this week, in a significant but mainly symbolic effort by the two powers' fighting forces to make friends, not war.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 15, 2014
Malaysia's navy has fought off a pirate attack on a tanker off its east coast in the South China Sea, the International Maritime Bureau said on Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 6, 2014
A Chinese navy plane crashed on a training mission over the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday, but did not say if there were casualties.
World | Associated Press | Monday May 19, 2014
A Chinese navy survey ship is scheduled to start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week as part of the latest phase in the search for the Malaysian airliner.
World | Associated Press | Monday May 12, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is deeply concerned about "aggressive" Chinese action in the South China Sea.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday May 9, 2014
A Chinese survey ship took over the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH379 from warship Jinggangshan in the southern Indian Ocean early Friday morning.
World | Agence-France Presse | Thursday April 24, 2014
China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines paid 2.9 billion yen ($28 million) to the Chinese side, a court said, in a dispute dating to the 1930s.
World | Associated Press | Monday April 7, 2014
A British navy ship with sophisticated sound-locating equipment arrived on Monday in a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether underwater sounds picked up by a Chinese ship crew using a hand-held device came from the missing Malaysia ...
World | Reuters | Saturday April 5, 2014
Searchers on Saturday launched the most intensive hunt yet in the southern Indian Ocean, trying to find the plane's black box recorders before their batteries run out.