May 02, 2016 · More importantly, India appears to be fine-tuning its combat machinery in the South Asian littoral. Impelled perhaps by China’s growing naval forays into the Indian Ocean, New Delhi has been strengthening its Andaman and Nicobar Command for a more robust defense of the near littoral. Among its primary aims are providing a collective effort among Southeast Asian littoral states and precluding extraregional intervention in the Strait of Malacca. Until the turn of the twenty-first century, seaward defense and SLOC security in the immediate Southeast Asian littorals could be regarded as the sole raison d'etre of the Republic of Singapore Navy.
Jan 25, 2016 · But the double-digit growth of China’s defense budgets, the acquisition of sophisticated systems that could offset longstanding U.S. military advantages in the Asian littoral Author: Evans J.R. Revere. across the asian littoral We have beheld in the ocean huge waves like mountains rising sky-high, and we have set eyes on barbarian regions hidden away beyond a blue of light vapors, while our sails, loftily unfurled, day and night continued their course like that of a star, traversing the savage waves as if we were treading a public thoroughfare.
+ +[Asian Littoral] + Brief Synopsis China's rising maritime power is encountering American maritime power along the sea lines of communication (SLOCs) that connect China to vital energy resources in the Middle East and Africa.