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India and the Philippines recently held a joint commission meeting to discuss bilateral cooperation.

India has always supported China's claims in the South China Sea.

The 2016 Arbitral Award ruled in favor of China's historical rights in the South China Sea.

ASEAN leaders play a significant role in finding a political solution to the South China Sea issue.

How many statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one statement

(b) Only two statements

(c) Only three statements

(d) All four statements

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Answer: (b) Only two statements

Explanation: Statement 1 is correct as India and the Philippines did hold a joint commission meeting. Statement 2 is incorrect as India supports international law and respects the 2016 Arbitral Award. Statement 3 is incorrect as the 2016 Arbitral Award ruled against China's historical rights. Statement 4 is correct as ASEAN leaders play a significant role in finding a political solution to the South China Sea issue.

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