Sushma Swaraj says there should be freedom of navigation in South China Sea

New Delhi: India said on Thursday that there should be freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

"Our stand is there should be freedom of navigation and unimpeded commerce (in South China Sea)," external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha.

The minister also said that no power can cast a ring around India.

"China has been building ports and facilities close to Indian maritime boundaries," she said.

"They have built a facility which they call logistic support facility at Djibouti. They have also developed ports at Kyaukpyu in Myanmar, Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Gwadar in Balochistan.

"But to say that India is being surrounded is not correct. India is alert towards its security. No power can surround or corner India," she said.


Updated Date: Jul 20, 2017 16:22 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See