US Senators laud India’s effort to tackle China, condemn China for expansionism
The Senators condemned China’s use of the military to alter the status quo at LAC between India and China
A resolution introduced in the US senate by two lawmakers John Cornyn and Mark Warner has praised India for its efforts to tackle Chinese intervention while condemning China for its use of the military to change the status quo at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a PTI report carried by The Print has suggested. The resolution has asked both the sides to look for a diplomatic solution to the issue.
Cornyn and Warner in their resolution lauded steps taken by India to check for any Chinese bugs in its telecommunications infrastructure, PTI reported. The resolution also supported bilateral and multilateral partnerships like Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) that promotes rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region, the report said. Quad includes between the US, Japan, Australia and India, the report said.
Cornyn and Warner who co-chair the Senate Indian Caucus further condemned China’s use of the military to alter the status quo at LAC between India and China. They said that the United States officially sees the McMahon Line saying that they encourage the countries to seek a diplomatic solution for the conflict that has arisen.
The senators condemned China for provoking the clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley on June 15 resulting in the death of 20 Indian soldiers while the casualties on the Chinese side remain unspecified, PTI reported.
The resolution condemned the Chinese side for harassing Indian patrols along LAC particularly around the Depsang Plains, Galwan Valley, Hot Springs, and Pangong Lake.
It condemned China for its policy of expansionism and territorial claims in Bhutan’s eastern sector calling it a transparent attempt at expanding its illegitimate claims over Arunachal Pradesh, the report said.
The resolution tabled on the Senate floor last week has been sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for consideration, PTI reported.