China has built a drone network in the South China Sea to watch over the islands and reefs in the highly disputed region. Photo: Weixin

Beijing deploys drones for South China Sea surveillance

  • Air and land system steps up monitoring of contested area
Topic |   South China Sea

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China has built a drone network in the South China Sea to watch over the islands and reefs in the highly disputed region. Photo: Weixin
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India and Russia have agreed to launch a maritime route that would partly go through the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

India challenging China’s influence in the South China Sea with outreach to Russia and other regional powers, analysts say

  • India and Russia have agreed to launch a maritime route that would partly go through the hotly contested waters
  • Traditional security allies also could ramp up their military and technological collaboration
Topic |   China-India relations

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India and Russia have agreed to launch a maritime route that would partly go through the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
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