India, Japan Expected to Increase Maritime Activity Aimed at China. Patrol SCS. Sell arms to Vietnam, etc. https://t.co/U3dtDwStNN
Golez: THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD EXPLOIT THIS THROUGH GOOD DIPLOMACY WITH INDIA AND JAPAN
I quote from article:
1. PATROL SOUTH CHINA SEA, SELL ARMS TO RIVAL STATES LIKE VIETNAM: "India and Japan, anxious to keep Asia’s dominant power Beijing in check, may send patrols into the contested South China Sea or sell arms to rival states following a pair of high-level meetings this month, experts say.
2. INDIA, JAPAN CAN SELL, OR DONATE WEAPONS. THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD EXPLOIT THIS THROUGH GOOD DIPLOMACY WITH INDIA AND JAPAN. "Both Asian countries could sell or donate more weapons to China’s rival maritime claimants, such as Vietnam, so they can build a defense against Beijing. Japan may also use coast guard or naval ships to patrol the sea to show it’s open despite China’s claim to some 90 percent of it.
3. INDIA'S JOINT EXPLORATION WITH VIETNAM. "India will probably continue joint exploration with Vietnam for oil and gas under the 3.5 million-square-kilometer sea, analysts say."
4. “Delhi and Tokyo have both been stepping up their capacity-building efforts in the region, with Japan focused mainly on providing patrol vessels and training for Southeast Asian states and India selling arms to and training the Vietnamese navy,” said Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the American think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies.