A $740 billion defence policy bill was passed by the US Congress that includes many other concerns with Chinese aggression against India along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives and the Senate passed the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA).
The key components of Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi's resolution language urged the Chinese government to end its military aggression against India along the LAC. This year, since May India and China have been on locked military standoff along the LAC in eastern part of Ladakh. Several representation and meeting have been conducted which neither established any further solution nor any dynamicity was observed.
The House and Senate versions of the bill were reconciled by a bipartisan Congressional conference committee earlier this month. The inclusion of this provision, which Krishnamoorthi led as an amendment when the bill passed the House, reflects the US government’s strong support for its allies and partners like India in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
“Violent aggression is seldom the answer, and this is especially true for the Line of Actual Control, which is the disputed border region that separates the People's Republic of China from India,” Krishnamoorthi said.