Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 7
The US has as soon as once more publicly conveyed its assist to India amid the tensions with China alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The US navy “will continue to stand strong” in a battle between China and its allies like India, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has mentioned.
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Meadows’ assertion of solidarity follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo final week stating that China’s “deadly” confrontation with India was one of many causes for the Pentagon to cut back its defence commitments in Europe and have a look at countering rising threats posed by China within the Asia-Pacific.
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Pompeo has additionally touched base with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in non-public because the US seeks to place itself as a helpful ally for New Delhi in its border standoff with China.
India has turned down mediation presents from US President Donald Trump and as an alternative ordered navy gear value Rs 40,000 crore from Russia. As against Russia’s strategy of attempting to maintain India-China cooperation alive in regional fora, the US official mentioned: “The message is clear. We’re not going to stand by and let China or anyone else take the reins in terms of being the most powerful, dominant force, whether it’s in that region or over here.”
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“Our military might stands strong and will continue to stand strong, whether it’s in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else,” mentioned Meadows.
A extra concrete gesture of assist from Washington got here within the type of India-US overseas workplace consultations on Tuesday. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale reviewed all the gamut of engagements. They reaffirmed their dedication to working in direction of making certain a free, open, inclusive, peaceable and affluent Indo-Pacific, apart from discussing the sticking level of US visa curbs. Pompeo additionally made a telephone name to Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid on Sunday, which helps India.
The telephone name assuring Maldives of American assist in combating Covid and taking over growth tasks that may preserve China away from the island nation at a time when India is distracted with its border troubles and a sputtering financial system.