Thitu Island – UPSC Prelims

  • Thitu, known as Pag-asa in the Philippines, is 451 km from the mainland and is one of the biggest among the eight reefs, shoals and islands it occupies in the Spratly archipelago.
  • A diplomatic protest was launched by Philippines over the incessant deployment, prolonged presence, and illegal activities of Chinese maritime assets and fishing vessels in the vicinity of Thitu island.