China on Monday confirmed that it will participate for the first time in a major US-hosted naval drill this month, sending four ships including a destroyer and frigate, even as deep military distrust persists between the two countries.
North Korea took fresh aim at the United States on Wednesday over a three-nation naval drill, accusing it of "serious military provocation" and branding the exercise an "attack on our efforts for peace".
India and South Africa will hold joint naval exercises soon but the dates are yet to be finalised, a senior official said Thursday after a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Jacob Zuma here.
Upcoming joint US-South Korean naval
drills have sparked an unexpected outcry from Chinese nationalists, whose fiery rhetoric has been stoked by their
country`s rising economic strength and global clout.