US offer to help fight China at LAC aimed to ‘accelerate India’s rise as Major Defense Partner’

The Print | Jan 13, 2021 at 10:12 AM
  • The Donald Trump administration extended support to India during the border standoff with China under the US push for its Indo-Pacific strategy to check Beijing’s influence, a new White House document revealed Wednesday.
  • India plays an important role in the policy, which aims to maintain America’s “strategic primacy” in the region, thereby checking China’s “influence” but “solidifying an enduring strategic partnership with India”.
  • The US will also work with India and Japan “to help finance projects that enhance regional connectivity between India and countries of the region”.