South China Sea Dispute

Implications Of Permanent Court Of Arbitration Award On The South China Sea Dispute

The award by the Permanent Court of Arbitration against the Chinese in the South China Sea (SCS) case that Philippines had initiated, has been received with much enthusiasm even beyond the SCS rim countries. There is a need to also consider historical evidence of similar practices as reclaiming of islands and building of assets like runways that have military implications for the region by other countries in the region. Of course, to claim almost the entire SCS as its own is not an argument that anybody other than the Chinese would subscribe to. Maj Gen PK Chakravorty factually presents the role of most parties that are claimants to SCS islands, and then goes on to suggest a way ahead.

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Major General P K Chakravorty