The Biden administration has described India as an important partner for America. This statement came before the important visit of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Doval is scheduled to hold talks there with the top US leadership including his counterpart Jake Sullivan. Speaking to reporters, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said that India is an important partner for the United States in many places.
Washington (US): The US has said that it is closely monitoring the situation regarding the border conflict between India and China. America has expressed happiness that at least in December there have been no conflicts between both India and China. US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said on Thursday that we are closely monitoring the situation regarding border conflicts. We are glad to hear that at least in December both sides (India and China) backtracked. Responding to media questions at the regular briefing, Patel said that Washington is relieved that the situation on both sides is calm.
He said that in particular, the Ladakh border conflict remains a major issue between the two sides in 2020. Since April 2020, several rounds of diplomatic and military-level meetings have also been held between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) situation in the India-China border areas. Terming the Sino-India border situation as ‘stable for the time being’, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong recently told Indian Ambassador to China Pradeep Kumar Rawat that both sides should stand tall and look away, and called for bilateral relations to be broadened and Must watch for a long time.
In an official statement by China’s Foreign Ministry, Sun said that since the situation at the border is currently stable, both India and China should implement the important consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries and also strengthen communication. India has repeatedly said that bilateral relations cannot be normal as long as there is no border situation. If China disturbs the peace in the border areas, it will further affect the relations. Speaking further, the US Principal Deputy Spokesperson also called India an important ally of the United States in many places.
He said that India has been a major partner of the US in many areas including trade cooperation, security cooperation and technical cooperation. The US State Department also condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine and expressed sympathy for all those injured. Patel said that as you all saw, Russia fired more missiles into Ukraine last night… On behalf of the United States, I want to express our sympathy and condolences to the families of those killed throughout Ukraine. .