The White House released a declassified document on Wednesday that claims India has the ability to counter China’s border provocations. The Trump administration declassified the sensitive document on the US Indo-Pacific Strategic Framework from 2018. The 10-page document outlines the goals and strategies for China, North Korea, India and China. other countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
The document was recently declassified in part by US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and has now been posted on the White House website.
The US strategic framework indicates that India’s preferred partner on security issues is the United States. She further said the two countries are cooperating to preserve maritime security and counter Chinese influence in South and Southeast Asia and other areas of mutual interest. “India maintains the capacity to counter China’s border provocations,” he added.
“India remains preeminent in South Asia and plays a leading role in maintaining security in the Indian Ocean, strengthens engagement with Southeast Asia and expands economic, defense and diplomatic cooperation. with other American allies and partners in the region, ”the document said.
“A strong India, in cooperation with like-minded countries, would act as a counterweight to China,” he added.
The political cadre said his aim was to accelerate India’s rise to power and its ability to serve as a net security provider and primary defense partner; consolidate a lasting strategic partnership with India, backed by a strong Indian military capable of working effectively with the United States and its partners in the region to meet common interests.
The framework aims to expand its support for India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and work with the country for national economic reform and an increased leadership role in the East Asia Summit (EAS ).
Written in part, the Framework of Actions proposes to support India’s “Act East Policy” and its aspiration to be a leading world power, emphasizing its compatibility with the American, Japanese and Australian vision of India. a free and open Indo-Pacific; and strengthen regional support for common US-Indian principles in the Indian Ocean, including unfettered trade, transparent infrastructure and debt practices, and the peaceful settlement of territorial disputes.