On Tuesday, China, blamed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to India, accused the US of creating discord with neighboring countries. The US Secretary of State held a high-level meeting in New Delhi with bilateral defense and strategic relations at the center.
Pompeo on Monday talks with Defense Minister Mark T. Esper on Monday for the third round of 2 + 2 with India with its Indian counterpart Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in New Delhi on Monday to do so.
Pompeo will also travel to Sri Lanka and Maldives after his India tour. The US Secretary of State, while supporting India, referred to the incident of Indian soldiers martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Galvan, East Ladakh in June.
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In a joint statement after 2 + 2 ministerial level talks between India and the US, Pompeo said – “In honor of the Indian soldiers who sacrificed for the defense of the world’s largest democracy, including 20 soldiers who died in the Galvan violence. Visited the Memorial. America will stand with India as they face threats to their sovereignty, independence. ”
China’s foreign ministry in Beijing was questioned specifically about Mike Pompeo’s remarks in which Pompeo had previously said he would focus on threats from China. In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin did not mention India but attacked Pompeo for making anti-China statements. Wang said- “Pompeo’s anti-China accusations and attacks are nothing.”
He said- “These are baseless allegations which show that he is struggling with the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudices. We appeal to them not to give up the Cold War mentality and prevent further divisions between China and neighboring countries, as well as to reduce regional peace and stability ”.