Washington: The United States has expressed its support to India in the conflict following the incursion of the Chinese army on the Tawang border in Arunachal Pradesh. Pentagon press secretary Patrick Ryder marked his full support in India’s efforts to resolve the issue. He said that he was happy to withdraw immediately from the encounter.
He added that the United States remains firm in its commitment to ensure India’s security. Ryder said that the developments on the border are also being closely monitored. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that India and China will be encouraged to resolve the border dispute through bilateral talks.
On December 9, Indian Army and Chinese Army clashed in East Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh. Soldiers of both countries were injured in the encounter. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in the Parliament that the Indian Army repulsed the Chinese invasion with determination and courage. Following the incident, many soldiers have been deployed along the Chinese border. More war planes have also been deployed for surveillance in the region.