|Chinese warship and 3 helicopters|
|Spratley Islands marked with flags of the claiming countries,|
on depth--coded map of the South China Sea.
You will want to learn more about the Spratley Islands. "Set amid some of the world's most productive fishing grounds, the islands are believed to have enormous oil and gas reserves. About 45 of the islands are currently occupied by small numbers of military personnel. China claims them all, but occupies only 8, Vietnam has occupied or marked 25, the Philippines 8, Malaysia 6, and Taiwan one
Added: Indian naval vessel warned.