- India monitored Chinese ships in South China Sea during ASEAN-India maritime exercise.
- The Chinese ships were 100 nautical miles away from the exercise area and did not belong to China's navy.
- No formal objection was issued by China to the flotilla from ASEAN countries.
- Worries over national security in Asia-Pacific are rising.
- China claims over 80% of the South China Sea, where almost a third of global maritime crude oil trade passes.
India Monitored Chinese Ships During Drill in South China Sea
India monitors Chinese ships during ASEAN-India maritime exercise in the South China Sea as tensions rise in the Asia-Pacific region over national security and China's claims in the area.