- India gave a very strong message in gestures to China looking at the South China Sea.
- India expresses concern over ‘action’ and ‘incidents’ that have destroyed faith in South China Sea
- Indian Foreign Minister emphasized compliance with international laws, respect for territorial integrity, sovereignty
India has given a very strong message in gestures to China, which is looking at the South China Sea. India on Saturday expressed concern over ‘action’ and ‘incidents’ that have destroyed faith in the South China Sea. At the same time, Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar emphasized the importance of observance of international laws, respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty.
While addressing the 15th East Asia Summit, the Indian External Affairs Minister spoke about the Indo-Pacific region and drew attention to the growing importance of the region, which is the unified and fundamental shipping area of the 10 countries of ASEAN. Jaishankar also drew attention to the recent announcements made by several countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
Emphasis on international cooperation in the world after Corona
Jaishankar said that harmonizing all ideas will never be a challenge if there is a commitment to international cooperation. This summit was conducted in a virtual manner. It was chaired by Vietnam’s PM Nguyen Shuajan Fook. All the countries of ASEAN participated in it. The importance of this conference can be gauged from the fact that the Indian Prime Minister has usually been involved in the summit.
In his speech, the Indian Foreign Minister emphasized on international cooperation on a large scale in the post-Corona virus world so that terrorism, climate change and pandemics etc. can be dealt with in future. The East Asia Summit is a major forum to deal with issues in the Asia Pacific region. Since its inception in 2005, the conference has played an important role in the strategic, geopolitical and economic development of East Asia.
Border dispute between India and China in eastern Ladakh
Foreign Minister Jaishankar’s statement of respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity has come at a time when there is a border dispute between India and China in eastern Ladakh. Not only this, China is also implementing its expansionary policies in the South China Sea and its adjoining countries. In its statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said, “In the case of South China Sea, the Foreign Minister expressed concern over the steps and events that have eroded confidence in the region.”
The South China Sea is a sore road for the Chinese dragon, which is rich in natural resources such as hydrocarbons. On the other hand, other countries adjoining the South China Sea such as Vietnam, Brunei and the Philippines also claim their natural wealth. China has increased its offensive military activity in the last few months by taking advantage of the corona virus epidemic. This move of the dragon has increased concern all over the world.