South China Sea ruling: India takes a stand


FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo, Chinese navy vessels take part in a drill in the waters off Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang province. Despite pressure from Washington and elsewhere, China appears determined to avoid granting any hint of legitimacy to the U.N. abitration tribunal that might challenge its claim to ownership of virtually the entire South China Sea, including its islands, reefs, fish stocks and potentially rich reserves of oil and gas. (AP Photo/File) CHINA OUT

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

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