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Dosat Barrech
Iram Nazish
Syed Asghar Shah


The South China Sea (SCS) is known for its strategic location and abundant of natural resources. It has become a source of conflict among countries in the region due to its importance as a major trade route for China, the US, India, and Japan. Its significance has led to tensions and disputes over control and access to its resources. Its geopolitics is greatly affecting the region owing to the growing conflict between the two emerging powers in the region, such as China and India. The comprehension of geopolitics necessitates an understanding of the divergent geopolitical interests of both states involved in the area. This paper focus on understanding the India’s increasing naval posturing in SCS. New Delhi is swiftly enhancing its naval capabilities and stretching its maritime interests in the SCS. India has been increasing its presence in the SCS, which is of utmost importance to its trade relations with Japan. While, China is a strong contender in the SCS by retaining its top position among other nations. India is becoming a pre-eminent maritime power in the SCS. Moreover, China is not ready to recognize India’s naval advancement. The study, thus spotlights India’s maritime interests and campaigns in the SCS along with other major powers.

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