Some defense infrastructure set up by China near its border with India is alarming: US commander
He said the ongoing talks between India and China were helpful.
“However, behavior is also important here. So understanding what they are saying is one thing, but how they act and behave through the buildup is concerning. It should be concerning for all of us.” , he noted. .
Flynn also explained how China’s behavior changed between 2014 and 2022.
“I was in this command from 2014 to 2018 as the commander of the 25th Infantry Division, then deputy commanding general of my current command (United States Army Pacific) as a two-star general. Then I left and I went to the Pentagon to be an army operations officer for three years and came back a year ago,” he noted.
He said that when he looks back at what the CCP and the PRC (People’s Republic of China) were doing then to what they are doing now, it can be said that they have taken a gradual and insidious path.
The destabilizing and corrosive behavior they project in the Indo-Pacific region is simply not helpful, he added.
“Our ability to strengthen relationships in the region as a counterweight to these destabilizing activities and to strengthen the network of allies and partners and like-minded countries who care about the protection of their people, national sovereignty , land, resources, free and open The Pacific Ocean and society, he says.
I think it’s worth working together as a counterbalance to some of this corrosive and corrupting behavior that the Chinese are doing,” he said.
Indian army chief General Manoj Pande said on May 9 that China’s intention was to keep the border issue with India alive, although it remained the fundamental issue between the two countries.
India and China have so far held 15 rounds of military talks to resolve the conflict in eastern Ladakh.
Following the talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process on the northern and southern shores of Pangong Lake and in the Gogra area last year.
However, each side currently has approximately 50,000 to 60,000 troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the sensitive area.