The United States recognizes the McMahon Line as the international border between China and Arunachal Pradesh, according to a bipartisan Senate resolution that views Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India.
Senator Bill said, “At a time when China continues to pose grave and serious threats to a free and open Indo-Pacific, it is important for the United States to stand shoulder to shoulder with our strategic partners in the region, especially India Standing up is important.” Haggerty, who introduced a resolution in the Senate with Senator Jeff Merkle, said.
“This bipartisan resolution expresses the Senate’s support for unequivocally recognizing the state of Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India, condemns China’s military aggression to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control, and Further enhancing the US-India strategic partnership and the Quad is in support of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” he said on Tuesday.
The resolution, which comes after the biggest skirmish between the Republic of India and China in the eastern sector along the Line of Actual Control in six years, confirms that the United States recognizes the McMahon Line as the international boundary between China and the Indian state. gives. Arunachal Pradesh.
The resolution also goes against the claim of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which claims that Arunachal Pradesh is PRC territory, a part of the PRC’s increasingly aggressive and expansionist policies. Merkle said, “America’s values supporting freedom and a rules-based order must be at the center of all our actions and relationships around the world, especially as the PRC government advances an alternative vision.”
“This resolution makes clear that the United States views the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of the Republic of India – not the People’s Republic of China – and calls on the United States to deepen support and assistance in the region with like-minded international partners.” and donors,” he said.
The bipartisan senators’ resolution condemns additional provocations by China, including the People’s Republic of China’s use of military force to change the status quo at the Line of Actual Control, the construction of villages in disputed areas, with Mandarin-language names for cities Publication of maps and features in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and extension of PRC territorial claims into Bhutan. Furthermore, the resolution commends the Government of India for taking steps to defend itself against aggression and security threats from the People’s Republic of China.
These efforts include securing India’s telecom infrastructure; examining its procurement processes and supply chains; implementing investment screening standards; and expanding its cooperation with Taiwan in public health and other areas.
The resolution serves to further strengthen the U.S.-India bilateral partnership in defense, technology, economics, and people-to-people ties, and furthers our multilateral cooperation with India through the Quad, the East Asia Summit. Asian Nations (ASEAN), and other international forums. The resolution is co-sponsored by Senator John Cornyn.