On 20th March, America’s defense secretary Austin stated that Pentagon never thinks that both nations were on the edge of War at the critical situation of pressures during their Ladakh standoff. Lloyd Austin is in India as a feature of a 3 country visit, the 1st when President Biden’s government assumed responsibility recently. He met PM Modi and National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Kumar Doval on the 19th of March and met Rajnath Singh on the 20th of March.
Gotten some information about approaches to counter the Chinese Govt’s aggressive actions, and Lloyd Austin stated that Pentagon will keep on working with similar nations like India, Australia, Japan, and other countries. “We are actually doing the correct things to advance harmony and dependability in the Indo-Pacific region. We truly cooperate to guarantee a free and open region in the Ocean. Cooperating with similar nations that have a bit of interest is the best approach to check any hostility in any area. You can anticipate us to keep on doing that”.
According to the media reports, during the Minister of External Affairs S.Jaishankar-US secretary of defense’s meeting on the essential circumstance in the Indo-Pacific region. also, the American side advised about the new tours to East Asia. Foreign Minister talked about the nation’s present security difficulties and its drawn-out essential standpoint.
Chinese Govt’s hostility at the line in Ladakh is accepted to be set off by India constructing new roads and another constructing framework in the area. And on the other side, China has developed roads and widened the valley, there is a concern that the Chinese Govt will actually want to roll out troops into zones that they have now emptied.
“There has been no conversation on the conceivable US sanctions over India’s arrangement to purchase the S-400 missile system from Russia. India has not obtained the S-400 anti-aircraft weapon system yet, so the issue of US sanctions was not talked about”
India’s goal to purchase the S-400 anti-aircraft weapon system is a bone of dispute among the Pentagon and Delhi. In his letter to Austin, Blinken had likewise requested that he raise the matter with the Indian govt, saying its choice, compromises future USA-India safeguard collaboration”.