Indian foreign ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Sunday told that India stands for the freedom of navigation and lawful commerce in the international waterways and South China sea is a part of Global commons.
“South China Sea is a part of global commons. India has an abiding interest in peace and stability in the region,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Anurag Srivastava told reporters.
He further said, “We firmly stand for the freedom of navigation and overflight and unimpeded lawful commerce in these international waterways, in accordance with international law, notably UNCLOS.”
South China sea is a part of global commons. India has an abiding interest in peace and stability in the region: MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava pic.twitter.com/9HLLqrpCC4— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2020
Australia has also questioned the China’s claims on South China sea. Australia said on Thursday that it will continue to advocate very strongly for the freedom of navigation through the South China Sea.