The US National Defense Strategy 2022, which was unveiled on Thursday, states that the Biden administration intends to strengthen its defense relations with India to strengthen its capacity to thwart Chinese aggression and combat grey zone coercion in places like disputed land boundaries.
An unclassified defense policy that sits underneath President Biden’s National Security Strategy unveiled earlier this month amid rising Chinese aggressiveness has just been made 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.”
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 letter continues, “The PRC’s coercive and more aggressive endeavor to refashion the Indo-Pacific region and the international system to fit its interests and authoritarian inclinations is the most comprehensive and significant danger to US national security.”
“The Department will also support Ally and partner efforts, following US policy and international law, to address acute forms of grey zone coercion from the PRC’s campaigns to establish control over the East China Sea, Taiwan Strait, South China Sea, and disputed land borders such as with India,” it states about the Indo-Pacific region.
The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and the Missile Defense Review are part of the National Defense Strategy (MDR). In addition, the US nuclear strategy, doctrine, posture, and forces are described in the Nuclear Posture Review, which was required by law and set the Pentagon’s course of action.
The primary function of US nuclear weapons is to prevent atomic assaults on the US and its allies, as stated in the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).
The US missile defense policy and strategy were evaluated as part of the Missile Defence Review, which was carried out following the President and the Secretary of Defense’s instructions.