America declared the McMahon Line as a global border between Arunachal Pradesh and China
In a recently passed joint resolution, the United States recognized the McMahon Line as the international border separating Arunachal Pradesh from China and referred to the northeastern state as an “essential part of India.”
According to Senator Bill Hagerty, one of the Congressmen who introduced the negotiated settlement in the US Legislature, “At China continues to pose grave and increasing threats to the Free and Open Indo-Pacific, it is critical for the United States to stand shoulder to shoulder with our strategic partners in the region, especially India,” stated
Hagerty and Senator Jeff Merkley’s resolution, which followed many clashes between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, also denounced the East Asian country’s invasion in the area.
Their resolution aims to push back against Chinese claims that the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is People’s Republic of China territory, which is a part of the PRC’s increasingly aggressive and expansionist policies.
Merkley stated that “America’s beliefs supporting freedom and a regulatory order must be at the centre of all of our efforts and alliances throughout the world, especially as the PRC government pursues an alternate vision.”
The bipartisan Senate resolution denounces further Chinese provocations, including the People’s Republic of China’s use of force to alter the status quo along the Line of Actual Control, the building of settlements in disputed areas, the publication of maps with Mandarin names for cities and other features in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and the expansion of “PRC territorial” claims in Bhutan.
The resolution, which criticised China but also praised India for its defense because of that nation’s efforts to protect its communications infrastructure, praised China’s actions.