Image: India: aristocrat and porter
Cleo Paskal, @CleoPaskal, non-resident senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re: Matt Pottinger wrote a recently-declassified document on a major component of State’s China policy. Page 5: India and South Asia. Accelerate India’s rise [for security; with a strong military able to collaborate with the US]. Some very smart people figuring out entry point, reinforcement point, leverage point. It shows what needs to be accomplished and how to do it.
Kurt Campbell will lead on Indo-Pacific for Biden. Confrontation in Ladakh. about nine months of Chinese soldiers below the Line of Actual Control. India is well aware of multiple dangers. . . . real-time sat images to India, not from the US. Pacific islands and China. For the first time in a long time, under Trump the US was starting to focus on the region; inter al., helping India diversify its energy supplies, which was critical. SE Asian neighbors have seen a changed town; much hope that it will continue, and this help is desperately needed—Australia, Korea, Vietnam. Everybody’s under assault from China; must work together.