NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday backed the Philippines in its dispute with China over islands in South China Sea, which Manila calls West Philippine Sea, saying it wanted peaceful resolution to the maritime disputes, at the heart of which lies Beijing's expansive maritime claim in the form of the nine-dashed line covering 90% of the sea's waters.
India's position implies diplomatic support for the Philippines' decision to approach Permanent Court of Arbitration against Beijing's maritime claims in early 2013 and persisting with arbitration even though China boycotted the proceedings of the Arbitral Tribunal for long.
A necessary decision by India in supporting Philippines in view of the provocative acts China plays along with Pakistan in Occupied Kashmir and Indian boundaries.
India's backing to Philippines on South China Sea Row is a welcome step
Finally, a government with a vision and guts. No more BIRYANI DIPLOMACY.
Great Move !!! This should teach a lesson to China not to mess with us and be cozy with the Pakis !
Enemys enemy will be a friend
totally, it is west philippine sea only. our philippine friends need our support.
India should study the Brahmaputra constructions by the Chinese and see if there are ecological dangers or interception of waterflow in to India
Time other countries create artificial islands and give China a taste of their own medicine.
Obama's weakness is open for all to see. He is being done by China in the South China Sea and by Russia in Syria. He claims that he is still leading the World because he is making noises about Climate Change.Huh!!!!
VERY GOOD MOVE ! India needs to put herself OPPOSITE of china's interest and SUPPORT all its adversaries in a manner that drives into these people that INDIAN SUPPORT wont be FREE anymore ! China needs to KNOW that INDIA can act on its own interest as well and wont be cowed down !
The whole world should join hands to break the economic musle of China by boycotting its goods. US ,India , the west and Japan should lead the way. India should get an UN resolution ordering China to return the territories it annexed in the 1962 war
India is a non entity for this conflict. Dadri ki fikr karo mamun