Italy opts for arbitration with India on marines issue

Italy on Friday said it had decided to seek international arbitration within the framework of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) with India over a case relating to two Italian marines who are accused of shooting two Indian fishermen in 2012, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

India, ASEAN to strengthen cooperation in maritime security

India and Southeast Asian countries agreed to strengthen cooperation in strategically crucial areas of maritime security and freedom of navigation.