Pompeo wrote in his book, India has forged its own path without any real alliance system and largely remains so now, but due to China’s moves, India has changed its strategic stance in a few years.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (file photo)
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that India, which took an independent stand on foreign policy, had to change its strategic position due to China’s aggressive steps and joined the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a group of four countries. . India and China The deadlock on the border in eastern Ladakh continues for 31 months. Relations between the two countries have come under strain after a deadly clash in June 2020 in the Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh. India says that until peace is established in the border area, bilateral relations cannot be normal.
In his book Never Give An Inch: Fighting for America I Love, available in the market from Tuesday, Pompeo described India as a wild card in the Quad because it is a nation founded on the ideology of socialism and neither the US nor the then USSR in the Cold War. had supported.
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India made its own way
Pompeo wrote in his book, this country (India) has forged its own path without any real alliance system and largely remains so, but India has changed its strategic stance in the last few years due to China’s moves. Has changed. Pompeo (59) told how the administration of former US President Donald Trump was successful in including India in the Quad group.
Formation of Quad to deal with China
The US, Japan, India and Australia formed the Quad to deal with China’s aggressive behavior in the resource-rich Indo-Pacific region. Pompeo wrote that China forged a close partnership with India’s arch-rival Pakistan through its Belt and Road Initiative. He said that Chinese forces killed 20 Indian soldiers in border skirmishes in June 2020. Due to that incident, the Indian public demanded a change in their country’s relations with China.
Tiktok and dozens of Chinese apps banned
Pompeo said that giving its response, India banned Tiktok and dozens of Chinese apps. Meanwhile, a Chinese virus was killing millions of Indian citizens. I am sometimes asked why India has moved away from China and I give a straight answer that I hear from the Indian leadership Don’t you do that? Times are changing and creating an opportunity for us to innovate and bring America and India closer than ever.
Praise for Japan and Australia
In his book, Pompeo has described former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a global leader of extraordinary courage and vision. He has also praised former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for showing courage and standing up against Chinese aggression.