An Indian-American congressman urged China to end its military provocations against India and pursue a diplomatic resolution to the tense border standoff in Ladakh.
Raja Krishnamoorthi said this following a confidential briefing on the matter by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, of which he is the first and only Indian-American member. The committee meeting was the first ever on the subject.
“I am deeply concerned about this issue, which is why I wrote a bipartisan resolution overwhelmingly passed by the House urging China to end its military provocations in India and pursue a diplomatic resolution,”
“I will continue to monitor this dispute closely until it is fully resolved,” he said.
Last Thursday, Lisa Curtis, deputy assistant to the president of the United States, told a major American think tank that the United States is encouraged by India’s strong but responsible approach to Chinese aggression. “While always trying to reduce the escalation through diplomatic means, India has also shown military and economic determination,” he said.
“From a bilateral perspective, China’s recent actions on the line of effective control have further strengthened the importance of the US-India strategic partnership and our determination to strengthen US-India ties as a bulwark against Chinese aggression in India. Peaceful, “she said.
“During this crisis, the United States has provided strong and unambiguous support to India, and our cooperation has strengthened,” Curtis said.
In recent months, top American lawmakers have voiced their concerns about the brazen Chinese forays.