June 09, 2017

Quote of the day: MJ Akbar

"The nations of oceans are often called small. We do not believe in small or big: every nation is sovereign. Capacities might vary, but all nations have equal rights,"

"We cannot allow our seas to turn into zones of contention. An age of shared prosperity demands co-operation... In this context, India reiterates the importance of freedom of navigation and overflight on the high seas, unimpeded lawful commerce, as well as resolving maritime disputes by peaceful means,"in accordance with universally recognised principles of international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. 

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