Admiral Philip S. Davidson, the top military commander of the US Ministry of Defense, the Pentagon, has made a big statement about the ongoing deadlock in Ladakh. He has said that after the skirmish with the Indian Army, many of the areas that China had occupied the LAC have not retreated from the front fronts. Davidson said that the US has helped India in the border dispute by providing information and clothes and other equipment worn in cold areas.
Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command, told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “Many of the areas that the PLA occupied after the initial skirmish have not retreated from the advance fronts.” He said that recent activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China made India realize what a collaborative effort with others could mean to meet their own defense needs.
‘India will deepen ties with four-nation alliance (Quad)’
Admiral Phil Davidson told the members, ‘You know that India had long taken a position of strategic autonomy, non-alignment approach but I think the recent activities along the Line of Actual Control with China have made it realize What could mean a collaborative effort with others to meet their own defense needs. ‘
The admiral said this while answering Senator Angus King’s question. He said, ‘We also gave some information to India at the time of crisis. Apart from these, some equipment etc. were also given and in the last several years, we are also intensifying our maritime cooperation. ‘Davidson said that I think India will deepen its ties with the four-nation alliance (Quad) and I think this is an important strategic opportunity for us, Australia and Japan. The conference of top leaders of India, US, Japan and Australia will be held online on 12 March.