Like US Bax India, China says “bilateral approach to border issues”

Deadlock in Ladakh: Mike Pompeo said the United States “stands by India to face any threat”. (File)

New Delhi:

China was upset by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s strong support for India’s efforts to protect its sovereignty – a reference to the military standoff in Ladakh – a statement saying “the border issue is a bilateral issue ”And there is” No space “for third parties to intervene.

Mike Pompeo said yesterday that the United States “will join India as they face threats to their sovereignty, to their freedom”.

After a conversation with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in which the Ladakh conflict was discussed, Mr. Pompeo said: “America will stand alongside India in its efforts to protect its sovereignty and its independence… Our nations work together ”. Committed to doing. ”Expanding our partnership on several fronts. “

Beijing said the development of bilateral relations between countries “should not violate the rights and legitimate interests of any third party” and should be conducive to regional peace, stability and development.

“The border issue is a bilateral issue between China and India. The two sides discussed disintegration and disintegration in border areas through diplomatic and military channels. China and India have the knowledge and the capacity to properly handle their disputes. ”There is no room for that. A third party to intervene, ”said in a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy.

China has also accused the United States of launching an Indo-Pacific strategy to maintain its dominance. The statement read: “The ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’ proposed by the United States to organize closed and specialized ideological groups, to maintain American domination, to provoke confrontation and geopolitical competition between various groups and blocs.” Offer. ”.

Beijing called it “unilateralism and trickle-down behavior” and added, “Seeing the so-called ‘Chinese threat’, the United States is actually making excuses to maintain its global hegemony and keep China’s growth going.

M. Pompeo, on Monday, for the third edition of the 2 + 2 US-India Dialogue, Defense Secretary Mark T.

India and the United States have signed a Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which would allow the sharing of high-end military technology, classified satellite data and critical information between the two countries.

The long-negotiated BECA has crystallized in eastern Ladakh since May amid the tense standoff between India and China, which escalated after a skirmish in the Galvan Valley that killed 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers. Were. In July, Pompeo criticized China for its aggressive measures against its neighbors, including a deadly confrontation with India in eastern Ladakh, saying Beijing could not threaten countries and threaten them in the eastern Himalayas. .

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