Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian EEZ – A violation or unwarranted assertion?
Rear Admiral Sudarshan Y Shrikhande, AVSM, IN, (Retd)

On Apr 7, the 7th Fleet of the US Navy released a statement about Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) undertaken by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without requesting India's prior consent. Join Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, AVSM, IN, (Retd) and Shashank Sharma for a discussion on the incident, the differing interpretations of the International Law, their ramifications on freedom of navigation, and their play in the consolidation of maritime claims of States.

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