China Objects to Presence of Indian Ships in South China Sea

China Objects to Presence of Indian Ships in South China Sea

China has upped the ante on its claims in the South China Sea region ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee’s four-day trip to the country from May 24, objecting to the presence of Indian Navy ships in the region where it has significantly expanded its presence since 2009 through artificial islands and military presence.
Indian Navy ships taking part in maritime exercise in the South China Sea is “a matter of concern”, a senior Chinese official, who did not wish to be identified said in Delhi on Thursday night, a day after four naval vessels set sail for participating in Malabar exercise with the United States and Japan. China Objects to Presence of Indian Ships in South China Sea