The United States is keeping a close eye on the India-China border dispute, concerned about Beijing’s ‘attempt to intimidate’ India.
India expects a “constructive” dialogue with China to resolve issues in eastern Ladakh’s remaining stumbling blocks.
The US is concerned about China’s attempt to “intimidate” its neighbors, including India, because it believes Beijing’s behavior in the region and around the world could be “destabilizing,” according to the White House.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, made the remarks ahead of the 14th round of military-level talks between India and China in eastern Ladakh, which has been ongoing for the past 20 months.
When asked about China’s aggressive behavior 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 support dialogue and peaceful resolution of these border disputes.”
“We’ve made it clear how we feel about Beijing’s behavior in the region and around the world.”
We believe it has the potential to be destabilizing.
We’re also concerned about China’s efforts to intimidate its neighbors.
Ms. Psaki stated, “We’ll continue to stand with our partners on that.”
The ‘Senior Highest Military Commander Level’ talks 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” dialogue with China to resolve issues in remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh, with a particular focus on disengagement in the Hot Springs area.
The Indian side is expected to push for disengagement as soon as possible in all remaining snags, including the Depsang Bulge and Demchok issues.
The 13th round of negotiations took place on October 10, 2021, and ended in a deadlock.
Both sides failed to make any progress in the talks, with the Indian Army claiming afterward that its “constructive suggestions” were not acceptable to the Chinese side and that it was unable to make any “forward-looking” proposals.
On November 18, India and China agreed to hold the 14th round of military talks as soon as possible to achieve the…
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