US State Department Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said the US strongly opposes any unilateral attempt to advance territorial claims, whether military or civilian, across borders or along the Line of Actual Control.
New Delhi, America has once again misled China in favor of India. The United States of America (US) has made it clear that it opposes any unilateral attempt and incursion on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
It is a special thing that this statement of the US has come a few days after the meeting of the Chinese President Xi Jinping with the soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) deployed on the India-China border. Vedant Patel, Deputy Spokesperson of the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the US is keeping a close eye on the India-China border dispute.
Along with this, he said, the US is strongly opposed to any unilateral attempt to advance territorial claims by military or civilians, cross-border intrusions or on the Line of Actual Control. Patel said the US encourages India and China to use existing bilateral channels to discuss the disputed boundaries.
Patel, while answering the questions of journalists in regular media briefings, said that America is getting relief due to India and China stepping back. Before National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s arrival in Washington on a special trip to hold talks with all senior leadership, including American NSA Jack Sullivan, the Biden administration said that India is a very important partner for America.
It is worth mentioning that since the year 2020, the border conflict between India and China has been continuously heated. After April 2020, there have been talks on the status of the Line of Actual Control in the India-China border issue at several levels, including political and military. A serious warning has been given regarding the upcoming movement between the armies of India and China on the border.
A security assessment by Indian police in the Himalayan region of Ladakh has raised fears that Indian and Chinese troops may clash further along their disputed border. Because Beijing wants to strengthen its military infrastructure in the region.
It is worth mentioning that in the year 2020, 24 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a clash between the soldiers of both the countries in Ladakh. Tensions between the two Asian superpowers have eased considerably following military and diplomatic talks. But in December last year too, fresh clashes broke out between the two countries in the eastern Himalayan region, in which no one was killed.
Soldiers from both sides suffered minor injuries in the clash. The assessment is part of a new confidential research paper by the Ladakh Police that was presented at a conference of top police officials held from January 20 to 22 and reviewed by Reuters.