India-China Standoff: Us offers it’s condolences to the martyred Indian soldiers.
Following the India-China violent standoff in the Galwan Valley, the US officials offer condolences to the martyred Indian soldiers. The US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo offers his condolences to the grieving families of Indian soldiers through his tweets.
Mike Pompeo’s tweet comes after his meeting with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi. “We extend our deepest condolences to the people of India for the lives lost as a result of the recent confrontation with China. We will remember the soldiers’ families, loved ones, and communities as they grieve,” says Pompeo’s tweet.
Though it is not known if the India-China clash along the LAC was brought up during Pompeo’s meeting with Yang Jiechi or not. Also there is no reaction from the US President Donald Trump on this matter. But the White House has said that President Donald Trump is aware of the situation.
“The president is aware of it. We’re monitoring the situation between Indian and Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh,” says White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
In a violent clash between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh on Monday, 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives. This clash is the biggest military confrontation in over 40 years. The violent face off between both the nations has escalated the ongoing tensions.
No plans of the US to mediate between India-China.
The White House press secretary McEnany clearly says that there are no plans yet to mediate between India-China. She too extends her deepest condolences to the families of deceased Indian soldiers.
“No formal plans on that beyond what I already said in expressing our absolute condolences to the Indian soldiers that died as a result of today’s confrontation. We extend our deepest condolences there,” says McEnany.
Since the row began along the LAC, a series of high-level talks has been held between India and China to resolve the dispute. The Indian Army has objected to border transgressions and has demanded for immediate disengagement of the Chinese troops.
The border dispute between India-China covers the 3,488 km Line of Actual Control. China also claims Arunachal Pradesh as a part of their southern Tibet but India strongly contests it.