CHINA/INDIA: China’s new 10-dash line in the South China Sea: Implications for India – Observer Research Foundation
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Recently, China released its 2023 standard map with a ten-dash line, an extended version of the nine-dash line that Beijing uses to stake territorial claims in the South China Sea, which already covers over 90% of the South China Sea. The move set off a wave of protests from China’s neighbours, who saw the new map as an attempt to extend Beijing’s claims over parts of their exclusive economic zones in the South China Sea.
For India, which has objected to China’s claims over Arunachal Pradesh in the new map, Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea may not be of immediate interest. However, given Beijing’s recent attempts to expand its maritime footprint in the Indian Ocean, particularly in the Bay of Bengal region, China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea could be significant for New Delhi. Learn More /…
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Propelled by the process of reforms initiated in the 1990s, ORF, over the past 30 years of its existence, has effectively narrated and participated in India’s story as the country has acquired an unmistakable global footprint. From primarily looking inward and engaging with domestic reforms, to gradually forging global partnerships, ORF today plays a seminal role in building political and policy consensus that enables India to interact with the world. Learn More /…
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