India’s partnership with US is crucial to counter China for stability in Indo-Pacific region
Indian Defence News: “One of the main challenges confronting the world today is the evolving situation in the Indo-Pacific. The Strong India-US partnership is critical for peace, stability and prosperity in this region,” Swaraj said.
NEW DELHI: In a veiled snub to China’s moves to change geography in the Indo-Pacific region External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday stressed that strong Indo-US partnership is key to stability in the region.
“One of the main challenges confronting the world today is the evolving situation in the Indo-Pacific. Strong India-US partnership is critical for peace, stability and prosperity in this region,” Swaraj said while inaugurating maiden Indo-US Forum — a track 1.5 initiative that brought together policymakers, thought leaders, industry captains among others from both countries to deliberate on various areas of strategic and economic partnership just over a month after the PM visit to Washington.
“Enunciation of common principles to guide our approach in the region during the visit of Prime Minister is, therefore, significant. India and the US stand together in upholding an international rules-based system that has benefited all nations,” the Minister recalled on Monday evening amid ongoing Sino-Indian border stand off.
China and India are ominously used to these standoffs, reducing the odds of armed conflict. Both have learned to live with grey zones in the Himalayas dividing them, neither conceding nor pushing the other side out. They most obviously dispute two regions, Aksai Chin and part of Arunachal Pradesh, with China controlling the former and India holding the latter.
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