Washington. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is more likely that India can take military action against any provocation from Pakistan. According to the report of ‘The United States Intelligence Community’, the dispute between India and Pakistan has also become a matter of concern. According to the report, “Pakistan has a long history of supporting terrorist organizations against India.”
According to this report, relations between India and China are also not likely to improve soon. The United States Intelligence Community has told lawmakers that India-China relations will remain “strained” in the wake of “violent clashes” in 2020. Along with this, the report has also expressed concern over any possible crisis between India and Pakistan.
The United States Intelligence Community, presenting its annual assessment of threats to the Senate Armed Services Committee during a congressional hearing, said on Tuesday that increasing military presence along the disputed border by both India and China could lead to a threat to both nuclear powers. There is an increased risk of armed conflict between the two countries, which could potentially be directly dangerous to American citizens and interests. He also called for intervention from America in this regard.
“The relations between India and China will remain tense in the wake of violent conflict in 2020,” it said. The report said that the past standoff suggests that the continuing confrontation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is likely to intensify.
India has consistently emphasized that peace and harmony along the Line of Actual Control is vital for the overall development of bilateral relations. The standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies started on the eastern Ladakh border on 5 May 2020 after violent clashes in the Pangong Lake areas. Both sides gradually increased their presence there with thousands of soldiers and heavy weapons.
India and China have so far held 15 rounds of military talks to resolve the Eastern Ladakh dispute. As a result of the talks, the two sides completed the withdrawal process last year from the north and south ends of Pangong Lake and into the Gogra area. About 50,000 to 60,000 soldiers are currently deployed in the sensitive area on the LAC of both the countries. (agency input)