US President-Elect Joe Biden's close aide Antony Blinken said on Tuesday (24 November) that India has to be an important partner in combating China.
"We have a common challenge, which is to deal with increasingly vocal China across the board, including its aggression towards India along the Line of Actual Control," Blinken said.
It is expected that Blinken is set to become the new US Secretary of State. Blinken's statement comes at a time when there is tension between India and China at the border with the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh since May.
Responding to a question by Richard Verma, former US ambassador to India, Blinken said that Biden will work closely with India after taking over as US President to renew democratic relations between the two counties. Blinken described India as a close partner of the US and said the Biden administration would work closely with New Delhi.
Blinken said "During the Obama-Biden administration, we worked very hard to establish India as a major contributor to the Indo-Pacific strategy. This included India's role in strengthening India and working with Minded allies.", In which no country, including China, can threaten to make its neighbors impotent. "
He added "There is a need to take that role even beyond the region as it is the largest in the world. In the Biden administration, we will be an advocate for India who will play a leading role in international institutions and help India gain a seat in it." Helping is included. " He said that the UN Security Council has improved. We will work together to strengthen India's defense and also add to our capabilities as an anti-terrorism partner.