China’s “very aggressive” actions towards India, together with the brutal assault on Indian troopers in jap Ladakh, and its strikes within the South China Sea and Hong Kong give a “good perception” into how the ruling Communist Celebration of China is considering nowadays, US Nationwide Safety Advisor Robert O’Brien has mentioned.
The Indian and Chinese language armies have been locked in a standoff in a number of places in jap Ladakh since Could 5. The strain escalated within the Galwan Valley on June 15 wherein 20 Indian Military personnel have been killed in line of responsibility throughout a violent face-off with Chinese language troopers.
“The Chinese language have been very aggressive with India,” Mr O’Brien mentioned.
“It is a dispute between India and China, however China has proven itself for what it was. Chinese language troops ambushed the Indians. They beat 20 Indians to loss of life. They beat them so badly with golf equipment with nails in them and wrapped with concertina — barbed wire,” Mr O’Brien advised Fox Information Radio in an interview.
He was responding to a query on the latest Chinese language aggressive behaviour towards India in jap Ladakh.
Responding to a query on US-India bilateral relations, he mentioned, India is a democracy and is a superb pal of the USA.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President (Donald) Trump have an excellent relationship,” O’Brien mentioned.
“Actually, it was the final overseas journey that I took with the president earlier than the COVID disaster hit, was to India, and we had an excellent reception of the Indian folks there. We’ve got lots in frequent with them, we converse English, we’re democracies. We have got a rising, very sturdy relationship with India,” Mr O’Brien mentioned.
“However China’s motion in the direction of India, identical to its actions within the South China Sea, identical to what it is doing in Hong Kong, identical to the bullying intimidation of Taiwan, actually offers you a great perception into how the Communist Celebration of China is considering nowadays,” he mentioned.
China claims virtually the entire 1.three million sq. mile South China Sea as its sovereign territory. China has been constructing army bases on synthetic islands within the area additionally claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
“It”s one thing to be very involved about,” Mr O’Brien mentioned.
Earlier within the day, Senator Bob Menendez, a rating member of the Senate Overseas Relations Committee, alleged that China is searching for to redraw the map of Asia with out regard to its neighbours.
“As India and China work to disengage alongside the Line of Precise Management (LAC), I stay deeply involved by China’s aggressive behaviour in territorial disputes,” he mentioned.
“From the 2017 Doklam standoff to the latest violence alongside the borders in Sikkim and Ladakh, to China’s new claims to Bhutanese territory, Beijing has all too usually sought to redraw the map of Asia with out regard for its neighbours,” he mentioned.
The worldwide neighborhood have to be clear that such behaviour is unacceptable, he added.
Mr Menendez, the highest Democratic Senator from New Jersey, mentioned that the US-India partnership, based mostly on their shared dedication to democracy, is significant to uphold worldwide regulation, worldwide norms and the establishments that may peacefully and diplomatically resolve disputes and aggression.
“I’m dedicated to working with the Indian authorities and the Indian-American neighborhood in New Jersey and all through the USA to advance US-India cooperation,” Mr Menendez mentioned.