China’s behaviour along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) poses substantial geopolitical problems for India, according to the White House’s Indo-Pacific strategic study released on Friday.
According to the paper, Chinese coercion can be found all over the world, but it is most prevalent in the Indo-Pacific. The Indo-Pacific strategic report was released as part of the Quad Ministerial meeting in Australia, which brings together the foreign ministers of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. The ministers voiced their displeasure with China’s nefarious influence in the region.
“India faces very significant challenges. China’s behaviour on the Line of Actual Control has had a galvanizing impact on India. From our standpoint, we see tremendous opportunities in working with another democracy – with a country that has a maritime tradition that understands the importance of the global commons – to advance critical issues in the region,” a senior White House official told the news agency PTI on the condition of anonymity.
This is the administration of US President Joe Biden’s first region-specific report. It lays forth Biden’s vision for firmly anchoring the US’ position in the Indo-Pacific by assisting India’s ascent and regional leadership.