China trying to stall ONGC oil project in SCS: Vietnam


China trying to stall ONGC oil project in SCS: Vietnam

A fresh stand-off between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea (SCS) has the potential to disturb the equation between Beijing and New Delhi.

Vietnam has alerted India about the presence of two Chinese Coast Guard ships in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in South China Sea (SCS) where ONGC Videsh is engaged in oil exploration at Block 06.1. Vietnam has claimed that Chinese soldiers have asked ONGC Videsh to stop work at this Block.

“The Chinese Coast Guards came to this Block on August 13 and are making announcement through speakers asking work to stop. They (Chinese) thought the protest will be minimum from our side. But this blatant violation has been brought to the notice of India. As of now ONGC continues to be present there and work has not stopped. Read More

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