Norway has praised India for accepting a UN court ruling on its maritime boundary dispute with Bangladesh.
Norway said it was a “very, very good example” of New Delhi abiding by democracy and a rules-based world order in contrast to other countries resorting to “might is right”.
“Democracy and rule of law, particularly in a changing world where authoritarian regimes are getting stronger…For us as a small democracy, a country like India being democratic really matters,” said Norwegian Ambassador to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvag.
“It is very important for us to have a rules-based world order. India is the only big country we know of that accepted the UN court outcome of a sea border dispute with Bangladesh, a smaller country. It is a very, very big example, a very important one,” said Kamsvag at a talk on India-Norway relations on Tuesday.