3 instances which show how US is rallying behind India in cornering China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo applauded India’s sweeping ban on Chinese apps including TikTok, saying that this would ‘boost India’s integrity and national security’.

Written by July 2, 2020 16:14

New Delhi: Post the Galwan face-off in Eastern Ladakh and China’s repeated attempts to push fake propaganda, India is steadily moving ahead to punish the dragon for its misadventures at LAC and false campaign.

Firstly, government imposed ban on 59 Chinese apps in one go, then Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced banning of Chinese companies in road & highway projects. Chinese firms have also reportedly been ousted from 4G spectrum contracts.

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But, the bigger point is not just India packing a punch against China but global power like America rallying behind it against the dragon.

Not just America’s ruling dispensation, even the US opposition hold ties with India in high esteem and exercise no restraint in supporting India.

Below are 3 instances of US open support to India

1) US Secy of state welcomes Chinese apps ban in India

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo applauded India’s sweeping ban on Chinese apps including TikTok, saying that this would ‘boost India’s integrity and national security’.

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“We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps that serves as an appendage of the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) surveillance state,” Pompeo told reporters at a news conference.

‘India showing it won’t back down from China’s aggression’

Former US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley also hailed India’s action to ban 59 apps linked to Chinese firms including Tik Tok and said New Delhi is continuing to show it will not back down from China’s aggression.

“Good to see India banning 59 popular apps owned by Chinese firms, including TikTok, which counts India as one of its largest markets. India is continuing to show it won’t back down from China’s aggression,” Haley tweeted.

2) US, Germany block China’s anti-India move at UNSC

United States stepped in to stall United Nations Security Council statement on Karachi terror attack, leaving China infuriated. The press statement condemning the terror attack was pushed hard by China, after Pakistan government sought to politicize the terror attack and tried to pin blame on India for the act of terror.

The press statement was drafted by China and was supposed to be issued on Tuesday. But, first Germany and then US stepped in to speak on the China-sponsored statement, thus resulting in deferring of the statement.

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The UN usually condemns such act of terror but the delay in Karachi condemnation shows how 2 global powers titled the scales in favour of India.

The move to delay the statement by US and Germany is being read as silent solidarity with India, especially in the wake of the fact that Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and PM Imran Khan blamed India for the attack.

3) Only India can ensure other’s safety in the region, says US prez candidate

Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice-president Joe Biden has said that if he wins the November elections, strengthening America’s strategic relationship with its natural partner India will be a “high priority” for his administration.

Joe Biden

 

 

# India needs to be a partner in the region for our safety’s sake, and quite frankly for theirs.

# That partnership, a strategic partnership, is necessary and important in our security.

# In our administration, I was proud to play a role more than a decade ago in securing Congressional approval for the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, which is a big deal.

# Helping open the door to great progress in our relationship and strengthening our strategic partnership with India was a high priority in the Obama-Biden administration.

# Strengthening our strategic ties with India will be a high priority if I’m elected president.