US-India military cooperation will counter China: The US National Military Strategy 2022, released on Thursday, states that the Biden administration wants to deepen defense partnerships with India to better counter Chinese aggression and address gray zone pressure in disputed territory borders.
An unclassified defense policy that sits underneath President Biden‘s National Security Strategy unveiled earlier this month amid rising Chinese aggressiveness has just make public by the US Defense Department.
This congressionally required strategy assessment builds on President Biden’s National Security Strategy and establishes the Department’s strategic direction to support US national security interests.
According to the statement, “The Department will advance our Major Defence Partnership with India to strengthen its capacity to prevent PCR (People’s Republic of China) aggression and secure free and open access to the Indian Ocean area.”
US-India military cooperation will counter China
It claims that although Russia poses severe challenges to vital US national interests at home and abroad. China represents the most significant and systemic challenge.
“The PRC’s coercive and increasingly aggressive drive to refashion the Indo-Pacific region and the international system to meet its interests and authoritarian tendencies is the most comprehensive and substantial concern to US national security,” the letter states.
“The Department will also support Ally and partner efforts, by US policy and international law, to address acute forms of gray zone coercion from the PRC’s campaigns to establish control over the East China Sea, Taiwan Strait, South China Sea, and disputed land borders like India” in the Indo-Pacific.
The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and the Missile Defense Review are part of the National Defense Strategy (MDR). The Nuclear Posture Review describes the US nuclear strategy, doctrine, posture, and forces, which require by law and set the Pentagon’s course of action.
The President and Secretary of Defence conduct the Missile Defence Review to fulfill the legal mandate to assess US missile defense policy and strategy. The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) emphasizes that US nukes deter nuclear assaults on the US and its allies.