Delhi purposefully riles Beijing as tension mounts in South China Sea
NEW DELHI: As tension mounts in the South China Sea (SCS), where the US just sent a guided-missile destroyer to challenge China’s fanciful 9-dashed line claim, India is showing it is open to not only aggressively seeking freedom of navigation and overflight throughout the region but also ensuring disputes are resolved in keeping with international laws.
Top government officials here said it was “on purpose” that India mentioned the South China Sea also as West Philippine Sea after foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent meeting with her counterpart from the Philippines, secretary of foreign affairs Albert F Del Rosario. It was the Philippines which insisted that South China Sea be referred to also as West Philippine Sea in the joint statement issued after the meeting.
Modi foreign policy seems to be very matured and farsighted
It’s a good move against the arrogant and non-trustworthy nation. India must support all the countries which has differences with China also support US for the US Naval Ship patrolling near SOuth China Sea.
After many decades (after Indira) a strong and gutsy PM. Good for India
The title of the news is something anti Indian policy, it could be better if something like, “India stands firm with Philippines against Chinese claim/expansionist”.
It’s my thought, no discussion or comment plz if you dont agree
Nice to see the courage of Indian government to speak on this matter .
satish babu s
BJP govt really has got lot of guts…
Human race will be silent only after destroying each other, it seems!!
Nice thought. Finally taking stands!
way to go India government!!!!
this govt is doing concrete work on foreign policy…………… which have not done so far………..