The Spratly Islands are a smattering of more than 100 islets, shoals, reefs and sandbanks midway between Vietnam and the Philippines.
- Mishal Batool, Haleema Naz, Mahnoor Malik Ameer and Sania Noor
- Eurasia Review
The Spratlys links the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
They were named for a 19th Century British whaling captain.
Many of the Spratly are little more than rocks which barely peep above the surface of the sea.
In terms of national security, these islands are important due to their…