At INS Visakhapatnam commissioning, Rajnath’s dig at China: ‘Some irresponsible nations…’

In a veiled dig at China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday mentioned “some irresponsible nations” with their slender partisan pursuits and hegemonic tendencies are developing with mistaken definitions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Commissioning the Indian Navy’s destroyer Visakhapatnam on Sunday morning, the defence minister mentioned: “It is a matter of concern that UNCLOS is being repeatedly weakened by arbitrary interpretation of its definition by some nations.”

His feedback come months after China introduced new maritime rules, designed to regulate the entry of overseas vessels in what Beijing calls “Chinese territorial waters”. Under the brand new legislation, which got here into impact on September 1 this 12 months, overseas vessels, each navy and business, are required to undergo Chinese supervision in “Chinese territorial waters,” as per the brand new legislation.

Vessels that “endanger the maritime traffic safety of China” will likely be required to report their title, name signal, present place and subsequent port of name and estimated time of arrival. The title of ships transporting harmful items and cargo deadweight may even be required, the state-run Global Times reported.

The legislation is especially vital for the passage of vessels, each business and navy, within the disputed South China Sea, East China Sea and Taiwan Strait. This led to elevated tensions with the US and its companions within the area.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ensures {that a} coastal state won’t hamper the fitting of passage of overseas vessels in the event that they don’t threaten a nation’s safety.


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