It's rare that a judicial technical ruling on esoteric maritime claims holds such global geo-political significance. The International Court of Arbitration "award" (verdict) on Philippines' case against China's claims in the South China Sea could have consequences far beyond the two countries.
India will be watching the ruling carefully, because it would have implications for India's security and economic interests. Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan said India has a range of interests in this region like "creation of a 'blue' ocean economy including protection of offshore infrastructure and maritime resources, safety of trade and sea lanes of communication and a regionally favourable geostrategic maritime-position."
The reason for the bated breath anticipation is this: if the ruling goes against China, as many have speculated, what will China do ? How will India and US respond? What does it mean for the balance of power in Asia and the world?
China and chinese, pakistan and pakistanis are epitome of disregard for law and order.
lets wait and see..
South China Sea ruling is just the beginning; it is bound to take various twists and turns over a period of time.
China will not agree any ruling against its interest
Blame the US & Europe for making China an economic power by investing in China. Now with the money, China is flexing her muscles. Time to put China in her shoes.
It is hard to believe that China would accept any decision by the court. Being a super power it can only bully the other smaller countries around the South China Sea. Since this area is rich in Oil and Gas it makes this particular region all the more attractive for China and therefore the aggression.
China is atheist nation not bothering about morality. It has always an expansionist tendency. Pakistan is a terrorist country and both are good friends. It is very difficult for India to deal with these neighboring countires without help from USA.
The dragon does not bark, it grabs whatever comes its way. Its action has to be matched with action, not with bhashan.
If Chinese try and claim South China Sea as their territory, this will trigger a bigger conflict around South China Sea and Indian Ocean which will never happen due to presence of US and other nations around South China Sea. We must support to Philippines in their attempt to give a lesson to Chines.