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India today voiced its “concern” over the recent developments in the South China Sea where Chinese and Vietnamese ships are locked in a tense standoff while asserting that freedom of navigation in the high waters should not be impeded.
“We have been following with concern recent developments in the South China Sea. We believe that maintenance of peace, stability, growth and prosperity in the region is of vital interest to the international community,” the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said here.
Calling for a resolution of the issue through peaceful means in accordance with universally recognised principles of international law, he said, India “maintains that freedom of navigation in the South China Sea should not be impeded and call for cooperation in ensuring security of sea-lanes and strengthening of maritime security”.
The standoff started earlier this month when China deployed…
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