A senior US Congressman on Friday condemned the Chinese Army’s acts of aggression in India’s Ladakh area ensuing in lethal clashes between the 2 nations alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC), alleging that Beijing goals to redraw the settled border by drive.
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter standoff in a number of areas alongside the LAC in jap Ladakh since May 5. The scenario deteriorated final month following the Galwan Valley clashes in which 20 Indian Army personnel have been killed and an unconfirmed variety of Chinese troopers died.
“I rise to condemn action taken by the People’s Republic of China, or PRC in Ladakh region of India that led to deadly clashes between the two countries on June 15,” Congressman Frank Pallone mentioned on the ground of the US House of Representatives on Friday.
Today, I condemned the latest Chinese aggression alongside the Line of Actual Control in the Ladakh area of India. I name on China to finish its army aggression. This battle ought to solely be settled by way of peaceable means. pic.twitter.com/kqxciAHKX1
— Rep. Frank Pallone (@FrankPallone) July 31, 2020
“Since — the truth is — 1962, the PRC and India have been divided by a 2,100-mile-long Line of Actual Control. In the months leading to this clash, the PRC military reportedly amassed 5,000 soldiers along this boundary… that clearly meant to re-draw long standing settled borders by force and aggression,” Pallone mentioned.
This intention of encroachment and escalatory techniques utilized by the PRC are according to the opposite provocative actions its forces have taken all through south and southeast Asia, the Democratic Congressman from New Jersey mentioned.
To counter this, the House of Representatives has handed an modification that calls on China to stop the army aggression and urges instant diplomatic motion to forestall additional escalation of battle, Pallone mentioned.
“I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Congress to help bolster our vital relationship with India,” the Congressman mentioned.