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China Aggression Another Reason To Strengthen India-US Ties: US Lawmakers


China's Aggression Another Reason for Strengthening India-US Relations: US Legislators

US lawmakers say the US and India share a unique relationship as the world’s oldest democracy. (File)

Washington:

Top US lawmakers say China’s latest aggression towards India is another reminder of the strong relationship between India and the US. “China’s most recent act of aggression in Arunachal Pradesh is another reminder of why a strong security partnership with India is important to the national security of the United States and its allies.” our allies,” the co-chair of the Indian Caucus said in a statement.

“This event marks another threat by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to Indian territory, including China’s premeditated aggression towards the Line of Actual Control at 2020 resulted in the deaths of about 20 Indian soldiers,” the co-chairs said.

“As co-chairs of the Indian Closed Group, we have worked for many years to deepen the bilateral US-India relationship. The India closed group has built on this progress by insert the Khanna-Sherman-Schweikert amendment into the fiscal year 2023 NDAA passed by the House of Commons, highlighting the immediate and serious regional border threats India faces from China,” the statement said. said.

The Co-Chairs welcomed the inclusion of Section 1260 in the 2023 Conference Final Report aimed at enhancing military cooperation in key areas such as intelligence collection, fifth-generation aircraft and other technologies. emerging technology to deter Chinese aggression and encroachment in the Indo-Pacific region.

“The United States and India share a unique relationship as the world’s oldest democracy and the world’s largest democracy, and as co-chairs of the Caucus, we will continue to develop commitment to security and bilateral relations,” the statement said.

Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a new clash in Yangtse area of ​​Tawang area of ​​Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December, the first such major clash after hand-to-hand fighting. deadly in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, marking the most serious military conflict between the two sides in decades.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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