Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

 Britain`s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson did not specify where exactly the vessels would be sent once operational in 2020, though the presence of such firepower will likely heighten tensions in the region.


Jul 28, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi calls for speedily firming up plans for development of islands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for speedily firming up plans for development of islands and harnessing their tourism potential.

Sep 21, 2016, 16:59 PM IST

Health training-cum-medicare drive by Navy in four islands

A health training-cum-medicare drive was conducted by the Southern Naval Command, Kochi in the islands of Minicoy, Kalpeni, Androth and Kavaratti last week.

Nov 01, 2015, 19:46 PM IST
Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world on Wednesday said it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands.

Jul 15, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

Japan, Philippines lash out at China island building

Japan and the Philippines lashed out Thursday at Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, where Beijing is building infrastructure some suspect will be used by its military.

Jun 04, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

Storm passes dangerously close to Hawaiian island

Hawaii residents watched, waited and hoped for the best as a hurricane lost force but churned dangerously close early Sunday, threatening to batter several islands with wind and rain.

Oct 20, 2014, 03:41 AM IST

WICB condoles Windward Islands deaths

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent condolences to persons in the Windward Islands affected by the recent heavy rains which caused flooding, landslides and claimed lives.

Dec 31, 2013, 17:32 PM IST

China warns Japan against shooting down drones over islands

China on Sunday warned Japan that any attempts to shoot down its unmanned drones over disputed islands in the East China Sea would be considered as an act of war and will invite retaliation.

Oct 27, 2013, 19:22 PM IST

Chinese naval ships patrol disputed islands with Japan

A fleet of Chinese naval ships patrolled disputed islands with Japan after it dismissed Tokyo`s allegations that they locked in their fire control radars with a Japanese ship and helicopter.

Feb 10, 2013, 18:19 PM IST

Chinese Army orders helicopters to gear up for combat

Chinese army has ordered its armed helicopters to shift focus from logistic missions and gear up for combat operations.

Jan 20, 2013, 13:54 PM IST

Japan talk of warning shots heats up China dispute

China has complained the surveillance flight did not violate Japanese airspace and the F-15s were harassing it.

Jan 20, 2013, 13:34 PM IST

Patrolling of islands disputed with Japan successful: China

The islands were called as Diaoyu islands by China and Senkaku by Japan. Japan controls waters around disputed islets.

Sep 17, 2012, 14:46 PM IST

China deploys surveillance ships to patrol South China Sea

The timing of the deployment of the ships came as Philippines and Vietnam made strong moves to assert their claims.

Jun 27, 2012, 18:34 PM IST

Japan reports China ship near disputed islands

Japan`s coastguard warned a
Chinese marine research ship sailing near a disputed island chain against conducting surveys there.

Jul 31, 2011, 18:07 PM IST

S Korea to make islands near N Korea fortresses

S Korea has decided to turn five islands along the border with N Korea into "fortresses".

Dec 07, 2010, 14:11 PM IST

Storms crippling tsunami aid to Indonesia islands

Aid workers managed to deliver food and other supplies to survivors on the islands hit by tsunami.

Oct 30, 2010, 10:09 AM IST

Fresh anti-China rally held in Japan

Protesters carried banners accusing Prime Minister of "weak-kneed diplomacy".

Oct 23, 2010, 16:42 PM IST

`No territorial issue exists` over islands with China: Japan

Japan`s Foreign Minister Seiji
Maehara reiterated on Tuesday that "no territorial issue exists"
over an island chain at the centre of a bitter row with China,
Kyodo News agency reported.

Sep 28, 2010, 11:32 AM IST

Japan to ask nationals not to visit Russian-held islands

Japanese have been urged not to get Russian visas to visit Northern Territories.

Sep 03, 2010, 15:41 PM IST

Reports of Tsunami warning triggers panic in coastal areas

Panic gripped coastal areas of the city, especially among fishermen, following reports of a tsunami warning after a mild tremor here early this morning due to a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake off the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Aug 11, 2009, 12:49 PM IST