The India assured this Friday that he transferred to Washington its “worry“After the ship of the US Navy USS John Paul Jones carried out maneuvers within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) india without the consent of New Delhi, While state United For his part, he stressed that he was within his rights to carry out this naval exercise.
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India’s position on UN Convention about him Law of the Sea “the thing is the Convention does not authorize other States to carry out military exercises or maneuvers in the Exclusive Economic Zone or on the continental shelf, particularly those that involve the use of weapons or explosives, without the consent of the coastal state, “said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs it’s a statement.
(…) The Convention does not authorize other States to carry out military exercises or maneuvers in the Exclusive Economic Zone
A) Yes, “We have conveyed our concern regarding this passage through our EEZ to the US Government., through diplomatic channels, “he concluded in the brief statement.
India’s claim comes two days after the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet announced the conducting its “free navigation” operations off the Indian archipelago of Lakshadweep.
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“The USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) reaffirmed the rights and freedoms of navigation approximately 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands, within the Exclusive Economic Zone of India, without seeking the prior consent of India, in accordance with International Law “said in a statement.
According to the fleet of the American NavyAlthough India required the consent request, this is “an application incompatible with International Law”.
Is Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) “He defended the rights, freedoms and legal uses of the sea recognized in International Law by questioning the excessive maritime claims of India,” the Americans defended.
He also assured that these maneuvers are routine Y regular, and they will continue, he said, “as we have done in the past and will continue to do so in the future. FONOPs are not about a country or making political statements. ”
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