原文标题：South China Sea is property of world: Krishna
NEW DELHI: The South China Sea is the property of the world and must be free for trade to prosper, external affairs minister SM Krishna said Friday after China warned India against exploring oil in the area.
"India maintains that South China Sea is the property of the world... those trade ways must be free from any national interference. It has to be used for increasing trade related activities among nations which come within the range of the South China Sea," Krishna told reporters here.
He said this fact has been accepted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and by China in their dialogue with ASEAN group of nations.
"India subscribes to the theory that these trade ways should be free for trade to prosper," he said.
China Thursday asked New Delhi not to get involved in the "disputes". It said the sovereignty of the islands in the region was a major issue and India should not carry out oil exploration till the resolution of the vexed issue.
Krishna denied reports of a strained relationship between India and China.
"There is absolutely no strained relation between India and China. During the BRICS summit, Chinese President Hu Jintao was in Delhi and we had very cordial talks with him and I totally reject that theory," he added.
06 Apr, 2012 03:13 PM
Good Reply by Indian FM...South China Sea is absolute property of world. India has to focus to strnghthen the relationship with Phillipins, Munmar and vietnam to explore the all available oppurtunity.
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Sunil (New Delhi) replies to Gopal
06 Apr, 2012 03:39 PM
Sorry that is not Congress policy. They rather kiss Arab and Muslim butt. Also no use being so bold if you do not have ammunition to fight! Remember what CAG said about the readiness of Indian forces.
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Suresh Babu (India)
06 Apr, 2012 03:21 PM
Sri. Krishna, please keep talking like this. No need of fearing China. Why we are so much worried of China ? China is not like earlier, now they are in glass castle and they can not stone to us. We don't want to contradict with anyone including China, at the same time, we don't allow them to challenge us every now and then. We are not at all a weak side.
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san (Pune) replies to Suresh Babu
06 Apr, 2012 03:55 PM
Yes, First time you speak correctly.Now the next thing to be done urgently is that 1)send the war ships and aircraft carriers in the region to safeguard ONGC. 2) deploy Pruthvi and Agni missiles in the area near the chinease border 3)Invite Mrs.Clinton to india which will put a pressure on china. 4)Start dialogs with Australia on the mutual cooperation in security. This is the international diplomacy and will deter china to do any harm to india
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06 Apr, 2012 03:41 PM
Very GOOD! Please keep it up. We need not fight but we need to give assertive answers whenever it is needed.
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06 Apr, 2012 03:42 PM
Don't who is fooling whom?? Is Krishna fooling Indians or he is being fooled by his sources. The day is not far when China would attack India and we will as usual cry for help to US.
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06 Apr, 2012 03:43 PM
Stupid reaction. You should have said: South -China sea is Viatnamese. If it is world property the Chinese have a right tobe there.
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06 Apr, 2012 03:50 PM
Will Krishna say that is China start oil explorations in Indian Ocean close to india ??? Will he say that Indian Ocean is world property come look for mineras oil etc
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06 Apr, 2012 03:58 PM
Tibet is an independent country, not the property of China.
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Vasant Moharir, Dr (Netherlands)
06 Apr, 2012 04:08 PM
Instead of India, China and other coastal states of South China Sea making statements on who has and who has not the right to explore South China Sea, the UN and the International Court of Justice should make a statement on what the International Law of the Seas, says on this issue. Vasant Moharir, Dr.
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06 Apr, 2012 04:12 PM
Situation is the same in Japan. China claims Senkaku Islands, which are unquestionably the territory of Japan. I cannot believe that such a greedy nation can ever exist! We must resolutely spurn any assertion made by that foolish country.
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06 Apr, 2012 04:31 PM
Excuse me Mr.China....what about POK, hmmm? So you're telling us to stay out of South China Sea. Yet you think you have the right to enter a BILATERAL issue between India and Pakistan, state that ALL of Kashmir belongs to Pakistan showing no respect to all the India solider who have died due to Pakistani aggression in this area, you send your troops there, and help build military infrastructure in a DISPUTED territory? I guess China has understood the meaning of hypocrisy. You want us out of South China Sea? Fine...after you GET THE HELL out of POK.
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Answer Me (India)
06 Apr, 2012 04:37 PM
Why doesn't China get out of Pak-Occupied Kashmir and Aksai Chin (disputed regions)?
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06 Apr, 2012 04:46 PM
rightly said and so same goes for indian ocean, bay of bengal, andaman sea etc.
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venu gopal (Jayanagar(Bangalore))
06 Apr, 2012 04:54 PM
We shouldn't make china angry with provoking nonsense statement. SM krishna is useless FM and shameful to country. If they decided to have war against India, we will lose and face shame in-front of world. We can't trust our army as congress ruined country for last 55 years. We lost once during 1961 because of Congress. Instead we should follow Modi who trying to make friendly relationship with China, visiting often to invest more in India. Modi approach is the permanent solution for Indian safety.
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sam (toronto) replies to venu gopal
06 Apr, 2012 05:55 PM
this is not 1961, india is well-prepared, n war wil never happen. chinese know india has nukes
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