South China Sea ruling: India takes a stand

South China Sea ruling: India takes a stand

15 July 2016

Darshana Baruah

“Without taking sides on the dispute, India has chosen to take a stand on the principle and application of international law, issuing a statement that said: ‘As a State Party to the United Nations Convention on the Law Of the Sea (UNCLOS), India urges all parties to show utmost respect for the UNCLOS, which establishes the international legal order of the seas and oceans.’ The statement indicates that New Delhi recognises the ruling from the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and will uphold it.” For details see http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2016/07/15/South-China-Sea-ruling-India-takes-a-stand.aspx