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India-US drill violates spirit of pacts for border peace, says China; MEA says Beijing needs to stick to bilateral agreements | India News


NEW DELHI: China has protested against the India-US military exercise near LAC in Uttarakhand, saying it violates the spirit of bilateral agreements on border peace.
India-US 18th joint exercise Yudh Abhyas currently underway in Uttarakhand, about 100 km from the LAC.
Yudh Abhyas is a bilateral exercise, held annually since 2004 and aimed at improving the interoperability of the Indian and US militaries to enhance their partners’ capabilities for “conventional situations”. , complex and future across the Indo-Pacific region”.
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“The joint military exercise held by India and the US near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) violates the spirit of relevant agreements signed by China and India in 1993 and 1996, and at the same time, does not help build bilateral trust. China has expressed concerns to the Indian side about the military drills,” said a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, in response to a question from a Pakistani news agency.
As China’s Ministry of National Defense said earlier, Beijing views the exercise, which takes place amid the ongoing military conflict in eastern Ladakh, as an attempt by a “third party” to interfere in the country’s affairs. India-China border issue.
However, the MEA responded by saying that it was China who needed to abide by the bilateral agreements amid the standoff in eastern Ladakh.
“The India-US exercises are something completely different, and I don’t know if it’s targeted there or violates existing treaties. I don’t have the information to fundamentally agree with that,” the spokesperson said.

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