PM Modi speaks against China’s military expansion, says ‘India stands for respecting Sovereignty’


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India stands for respecting sovereignty, peaceful resolution of disputes, and adherence to international law. The remarks by PM Modi came against the backdrop of expansionist activities by China in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Indian and Chinese Armies are also engaged in a standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since 2020.

“India stands for respecting sovereignty, peaceful resolution of disputes, and adherence to international law,” PM Modi said in an interview with Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun.

PM Modi is in Hiroshima, Japan on the invitation of Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for the G7 summit. While talking to the newspaper about China’s military expansion in the South China Sea and the East China Sea and rising tension in the Taiwan Strait, PM Modi said “India is committed to protecting its sovereignty and integrity while promoting peaceful resolution of maritime disputes based on international law.”

PM Modi also exemplified how India peacefully resolved all its land and maritime border disputes with Bangladesh.

He emphasized human-centric development and aim to achieve the objectives for the betterment of humanity.

“India prioritizes addressing these concerns and emphasizes human-centric development through collaboration with Japan and other partners. India aims to serve as a bridge between different voices, promoting a constructive agenda focused on achieving shared objectives for the betterment of humanity,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi highlighted the intricate challenges arising from geopolitical tensions that are leading to disturbances in the distribution networks for food and energy resources. He emphasized the significance of partnering with Japan and other nations sharing similar views to consistently tackle the fundamental issues faced by developing countries.

“Strengthening collaboration between the G7 and G20 is vital in addressing global challenges like climate change, supply chain disruptions, economic recovery, energy instability, healthcare, food security, and peace and security,” PM Modi said.

On Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, PM Modi restated his unwavering endorsement of a global framework that upholds the principles of respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations. He emphasized the importance of the UN Charter and international law as crucial foundations for maintaining international order.

“India abstained from UN General Assembly resolutions to condemn the invasion but remains committed to upholding the UN Charter, international law, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. India supports a peaceful resolution to the Ukraine crisis and is ready to contribute constructively within the UN and beyond,” he