Pompeo: Tribute to soldiers who died in the Galavan Valley

“Last waltz dance between India and US before 2020 US presidential election”, says India’s Economic Times on 27th, “India and US to hold third diplomatic defence ‘2+2’ dialogue ahead of US presidential election, and it takes the form of a live meeting between the two sides”. . The United States elections did not affect the holding of the dialogue, nor did the epidemic force the dialogue to be cancelled. This shows the importance that both sides attach to this high-level exchange and the increased “rapport” between them on key issues. The Wall Street Journal quoted Harsh Pant, head of strategic affairs at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, as saying: “The fact that the United States has invested so much diplomatic capital in strengthening relations with India a week before the election underscores the growing maturity of Indo-US relations and the fact that the rise of China is a challenge that cannot wait for the end of the election cycle. “

To rally India against China, Pompeo and Esper did their best to bring India together.On the morning of the 27th, the two went to lay a wreath at the Indian National War Memorial. Pompeo claimed, “We honor the soldiers who lost their lives recently in the Galvan Valley, and the United States will stand with India when it faces threats to its sovereignty and freedom.” Before the “2+2” dialogue, he publicly named China, saying he would discuss cooperation with India “to confront Communist China’s threat to security and freedom and to advance peace and stability throughout the region.

The two sides then held a dialogue at Hyderabad Palace in New Delhi, where they discussed cooperation in combating epidemics and “challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region,” and signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on Geospatial Cooperation (BECA). According to AFP, under the agreement, the United States will share classified satellite and sensor data with the Indian side, which can help India target missiles or deploy troops. Under the agreement, the US will also introduce the latest navigation technology on fighter jets supplied to India.

According to India Today, Indian Defence Minister Singh said that “the India-US partnership has become even more important in view of the current challenges”. He welcomed and expressed satisfaction with the signing of the BECA between the two sides, saying it would “open up new paths” for information sharing between the two countries and was “eager to discuss more issues” with the United States. India’s Foreign Minister Jason Su said India-US relations have developed steadily over the past 20 years and “both sides will play an important role together in addressing regional and global challenges at an important time in the maintenance of a rules-based international order”.

After the meeting, Pompeo again advocated the need to deal with the “China threat”, saying “stand together with the Indian people”. According to the Washington Post, Esper also provoked at the press conference that “in light of China’s increasing violations and destabilizing activities”, U.S.-India cooperation is particularly important. He called BECA an “important milestone” and the U.S.-India relationship “strong, resilient, and evolving.

The mouth to deal with the “China threat”, is really just an opportunity to provoke contradictions, trying to restrain the rise of China, to maintain their own self-interest. In response to Pompeo’s tactics, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on 27 July, we urge Pompeo to abandon the Cold War zero-sum mentality, stop speculating on the “China threat” and stop the wrongdoing of provoking relations between regional countries and undermining regional peace and stability.