so "strong words speak louder than... soft words..."
"The Vietnamese navy will do everything necessary to firmly protect peace and the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Vietnam," foreign ministry spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga said.
Vietnam will take resolute steps to safeguard local and foreign investors exploring and producing oil and gas in the country's exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, chairman of the government office, told a press conference Friday. Phuc is the highest Vietnamese government official to speak publicly about a May 26 incident involving PetroVietnam seismic vessel Binh Minh 2. Vietnam alleges three Chinese patrol boats harrassed the Binh Minh 2, cutting cables it was using to take seismic readings. http://www.platts.co...eed/Oil/8959662
Vietnam will introduce six Russian Kilo-class submarines of the news, once again the Western media's attention to this controversial South China Sea waters. Fox News Network that the United States, Viet Nam to introduce "Kilo" submarines, coastal defense capability will enhance the future of Sino-Vietnamese conflict, once at sea, the Chinese navy may no longer prevail. However, experts on the Chinese Navy, "Global Times" reporter said that a powerful navy, instead of relying on the introduction of several pieces of advanced equipment will be able to do so, Vietnam remains a Navy shore-based naval defense, with the powerful position of the Navy far.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Pacific...
Vietnam and Indonesia have agreed to further boost defence and security cooperation during their defence ministers’ talks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 18.
Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh and his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro agreed to soon implement the memorandum understanding on defence cooperation signed in October 2010.http://en.vietnamplu...15/18413.vnplus
I used to know an Australian that referred to the Indonesians as "Klingons".
Purchase of Submarines Considered Urgent
Tuesday, 07 June, 2011 | 13:51 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Rizal Darmaputra, a military analyst, supports the government’s plan on purchasing battle submarines. “It is very urgent,” he said, contacted yesterday.
He said that the addition to the naval force will fortify the Indonesian military, particularly since Indonesia consists mostly of sea water. In addition, Indonesian waters is a lane used by international shipping companies. A military submarine could become an effective pressure when Indonesia comes into conflict with other nations.
Edited by X-Files, 07 June 2011 - 1151 AM.