US announces Freedom of Navigation Operation in Indian waters without India’s prior consent | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise
All operations are designed in accordance with international law and demonstrate that the US will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows, the statement said.
“We conduct routine and regular FONOP), as we have done in the past and will continue to in the future. FONOPs are not about one country, nor are they about making political statements.”
Indian government officials said it’s unusual for such a statement to be released.
Any activity within 200 km nautical miles, which falls under EEZ or Indian waters needs prior permission as per Indian laws.
Chinese vessels on the pretext of carrying out research activities in Indian waters have been tracked and sent back in the past.