us on narendra modi: US intelligence agency claims, India pursues solid foreign policy in 2020 – us intelligence agency said India pursues solid foreign policy in 2020
A top US intelligence agency has said that India adopted a sound foreign policy under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2020 that focused on demonstrating the country’s power and its perception as a security provider in the strategically important Indian Ocean region. . The ‘Defense Intelligence Agency’ also told US lawmakers that New Delhi also hardened its stand against aggressive China.
The agency’s director Scott Berrier told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a congressional hearing on global challenges, “Throughout 2020, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government adopted a solid foreign policy that showcased the country’s power and is strategically important It was focused on its perception as a provider of security in the Indian Ocean region. ‘
He said on Friday that in the early months of Kovid-19, India provided a critical role in providing medical equipment to countries across South Asia, Africa and West Asia and evacuating Indians and other South Asians from areas vulnerable to the spread of the virus. Played.
“New Delhi toughened its stand against Beijing in the summer of 2020, when China attempted to encroach on the disputed Line of Actual Control over India’s claimed territory,” said Berrier.
He said that after a skirmish between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galvan Valley in June, New Delhi deployed 40 thousand additional troops, cannon, tanks and aircraft and took control of the strategic mountain passes in the disputed area and the Gulf of Aden In response to Chinese ships, Indian Navy ships were sent.
Berrier told lawmakers that India also took economic measures against China and banned the Chinese mobile app. He said that India also took a tough stance on Pakistan and refused to hold diplomatic talks until the aid of anti-India terror groups was stopped.
Berrier said tensions reached a peak after the 2019 Pulwama attack, and then India took action on an airstrike (at a terrorist camp in Pakistan). He said that in August 2019, the Government of India also took a tough decision like removing Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Berrier said the Indian Army artillery along the Line of Control continued to target suspected terrorist camps in Pakistan and targets of the Pakistan Army throughout the year. He said that India and Pakistan announced a ceasefire in February 2021, but any major terrorist attack by a Pakistan-based terrorist organization would provoke the Indian Army to respond which could lead to a military conflict.
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