US to stand by India in face of China's aggressive action

In the face of China's aggressive actions against India, the US will stand with New Delhi, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price

Arul Louis Feb 10, 2021
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In the face of China's aggressive actions against India, the US will stand with New Delhi, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

"We are concerned by Beijing's pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbours. As always, we'll stand with friends, we'll stand with partners, we'll stand with allies to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in, in this case, the Indo-Pacific," Price said on Tuesday during a press briefing.

Asked about the new administration's position on China's growing aggressiveness towards India, Price said that the US is monitoring the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where China has intruded on Indian territory, leading to clashes between the militaries of the two countries.

"We note the ongoing talks between the governments of India and China, and we continue to support direct dialogue and a peaceful resolution of those border disputes," he said.

Price stressed the importance of cooperation between India and the US in the Indo-Pacific region, an area that has seen aggressive actions by China against countries there.

"India is one of the most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region to us. We welcome India's emergence as a leading global power and its role as a net security provider in the region."

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