India Objects To U.S. Navy’s Assertion Of Navigational Rights Within India’s EEZ Sans Consent

India Tribune: US Navy sails in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone; asserts it is right, India’s claim wrong

India conveys concerns to US

In what could lead to serious questions on the India-US relations, the US Navy has announced that it has ‘asserted’ navigational rights in the Arabian Sea and inside India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), without requesting India’s prior consent.

The 7th Fleet of the US Navy has made an announcement about one of its warships saying “USS John Paul Jones (it) asserted navigational rights and freedoms approximately 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands.

This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognised in international law by challenging India’s excessive maritime claims.”

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WNU Editor: The U.S. does not have many supporters for what they are doing …. The 7th Fleet Commander Statement Shows Just One Thing—United States’ Stupidity (News 18).

More News On India Objecting To The U.S. Navy’s Assertion Of Navigational Rights Within India’s EEZ Sans Consent

India Objects to US Navy Ship's Patrol Without Consent — Military.com/AP

U.S. Navy Challenges Quad Partner India's 'Excessive' Claims at Sea, Met with 'Concerns' — Newsweek

US Navy conducts operation in India's EEZ: New Delhi conveys concern to Washington — Times of India

India irked by US 'freedom of navigation operation' near its border — Express Tribune

As US Warship Enters Indian Waters Sans Consent, is Biden Sending 'Unpleasant Message' Over S-400s? — Sputnik

US Navy sends warship to India’s exclusive economic zone without permission, to challenge New Delhi's ‘excessive maritime claims’ — RTOriginal Article

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