Beijing has taken some provocative steps on the India-China border. Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the US President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, told a Washington-based think tank on Thursday that India is not and will never be a friend of America.
New Delhi: America has spoken openly on India-China relations in recent times. Many times America has also warned India about China's devious moves. Once again America has spoken about China's devious moves against India. America has warned that China is taking provocative steps against India on LAC. Emphasizing America's intention to work closely with India, a top official at the White House, the official office and residence of the US President, said Beijing has taken some provocative steps along the India-China border. Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the US President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, told a Washington-based think tank on Thursday that India is not and will never be a friend of America.
"But that doesn't mean we won't be close partners and we will share a lot of things," he said. We need to understand the role that India will play as a great nation on the global stage. ' Campbell said 'We want to encourage and support it. We want to deepen that relationship which is already very strong. The people-to-people ties between the two countries are among the strongest in the world for the American people compared to other people-to-people ties.
He said that India-US relations are the most important bilateral relations for America in the 21st century. “I believe we are destined to work more closely together,” he said. I believe that the people-to-people relations of both the countries are strong. These ties are getting deeper and more strategically important.
Think tank 'Center for a New American Security' CNAS said in a report that incidents of infiltration and skirmishes have increased along the India-China border. According to the report, the growing apprehension of border hostilities between India and China has an impact on the US and its Indo-Pacific strategy between these two Asian giants.
The Ministry of External Affairs said in a report recently that India's relations with China are 'complicated' and the Chinese attempt to unilaterally change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in April-May 2020 has led to tensions in the border areas. There was serious damage to peace and tranquility.
The Annual Report 2022 of the Ministry of External Affairs states 'India's relationship with China is complex. Both sides agreed that pending the final settlement of the boundary issues, the essential basis for the overall development of bilateral relations would be the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas.