India has plans to leave the oil block no 128 in the South China sea.
"Indian ministry of external affairs (MEA) has advised the petroleum ministry that ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the global arm of the state-owned ONGC, can take a decision based on the “techno commercial reason” to stay in or exit block no 128."
The Indian oil ministry said in a letter that their decision to "initiate the relinquishment process was based purely on techno-commerical considerations"
They claim that their attempts to drill were unsuccessful, due to the hard sea floor.
However, the sensitivity of the issue