South Asia and Beyond

Maritime Aggression: ‘China Signatory To UNCLOS, Has To Abide By It’

MUMBAI: Chinese belligerence against smaller nations in the South China Sea continues, the latest victim being the Philippines. There are disputed claims in the South China Sea and the answer is to stick to a rules-based order, says Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar. If you are a signatory (China is) to UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea), you have to abide by that, he told StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale in an exclusive interview on board INS Visakhapatnam. The Admiral also spoke about the Indian Navy’s role in the Indian Ocean region and the Indo-Pacific, how coastal security has been beefed up after 26/11 and why India needs a third aircraft carrier. Tune in for more.

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