New Delhi: Less than a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the United States, the Senate Congressional Committee passed a resolution recognizing Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India. The proposal was introduced Thursday by Senators Jeff Merkley, Bill Hagerty, Tim Kaine and Chris Van Hollen. The resolution confirms that the United States recognizes the McMahon Line as the international boundary between the People’s Republic of China and the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
A press release said it rejects Chinese claims that large parts of Arunachal Pradesh are PRC territory, part of Dragon’s increasingly aggressive and expansionist policies. Senator Merkley, co-chair of the Congressional Executive Committee on China, said, “This proposal will now go to the Senate for a full vote. Senator Merkley, who served as co-chair, said: “American values of supporting freedom and a rules-based order must be at the center of all our actions and relationships around the world, especially as the government of the PRC is looking for an alternative approach.
“With the adoption of this resolution, the committee confirms that the United States considers the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh to be part of the Republic of India and not the People’s Republic of China,” he said. he declares. And the United States is committed to deepening its support and assistance in the region with like-minded international partners. Hegerty said that at a time when China continues to pose serious threats to a free and open Indo-Pacific region, it is important for the United States to stand with its strategic partners in the region, especially India and the other Quad members. together is important. It’s time to take a stand against the CCP’s comprehensive strategy of territorial expansion it has been pursuing in the South and East China Seas, the Himalayas and the South Pacific.
Senator Cornyn said, “As tensions mount between India and China along their shared border, the United States must stand firm in its defense of democracy by supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific.” “This resolution will confirm that the United States recognizes the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of the Republic of India, and I urge our allies to adopt it without delay,” he said. Significantly, China asserted its claim to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The Home Ministry had changed the names of 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh in April. Also in the years 2018 and 2021, China had released a list of changed names of many places in Arunachal Pradesh. India replied that Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of our country and would remain so. Such efforts by China will not change reality.
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FIRST POST: July 14, 2023, 11:12 a.m. HST