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‘Concerned over China’s intimidation into India’: US

The US is concerned about China’s attempt to “intimidate” its neighbours, especially India, because it feels Beijing’s behaviour in the region and around the world could be “destabilising,” according to the White House, which also stated that America will stand by its allies.

Jen Psaki, the press secretary for the White House, made the statements before of the 14th round of military-level negotiations between India and China on the 20-month standoff in eastern Ladakh.

When asked about China’s aggressive behaviour on its border with India, Ms Psaki said during her daily news conference on Monday that the US continues to closely monitor the situation along the India-China border and if the topic came up during America’s talks with China or if Washington sent any message to Beijing on the subject.

She stated, “We continue to advocate dialogue and peaceful resolution of these border conflicts.”

“We’ve made it clear how we feel about Beijing’s behaviour in the area and around the world.” We feel it has the potential to be destabilising. In addition, the People’s Republic of China’s attempt to intimidate its neighbours worries us.

Ms. Psaki stated, “We’ll continue to stand with our allies on that.”

The ‘Senior Highest Military Commander Level’ discussions between India and China will take place on January 12 at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point, on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, according to sources in the security establishment in New Delhi.

According to them, India is looking forward to a “constructive” communication with China to resolve difficulties in the remaining friction sites in eastern Ladakh, with a particular focus on disengagement in the Hot Springs area.

In all remaining friction spots, including the Depsang Bulge and Demchok, the Indian side is expected to press for withdrawal as soon as possible.

The 13th round of negotiations took place on October 10, 2021, and concluded in a deadlock.

Both parties failed to make any progress in the negotiations, with the Indian Army claiming afterward that its “constructive suggestions” were not acceptable to the Chinese side and that it could not make any “forward-looking” proposals.

On November 18, India and China agreed to hold the 14th round of military discussions as soon as possible in order to achieve the goal of complete disengagement in eastern Ladakh’s remaining contention points.

Following a deadly fight in the Pangong lake areas, an eastern Ladakh border stalemate between Indian and Chinese forces erupted on May 5, 2020.

Last year, the two sides concluded the disengagement process on the north and south banks of the Pangong Lake, as well as in the Gogra area, following a series of military and diplomatic talks.

In the sensitive region, each side has between 50,000 and 60,000 troops deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

In the face of China’s increased military manoeuvres in the resource-rich region, India, the United States, and a number of other world powers have discussed the importance of ensuring a free, open, and vibrant Indo-Pacific.

Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, and Vietnam all claim parts of the disputed South China Sea, while China claims practically all of it. In the South China Sea, Beijing has constructed artificial islands and military outposts. In the East China Sea, China has territorial disputes with Japan.

The United States insists on defending a free and open Indo-Pacific region with its regional allies.

America has been deploying naval and aviation patrols into the South China Sea on a regular basis, disputing China’s claims of sovereignty and asserting freedom of navigation.

According to the US, it strives to promote peace and stability, support the freedom of the seas in accordance with international law, maintain the free flow of business, and oppose any attempt to settle conflicts through coercion or force.

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