China deploys over 60,000 troops on Ladakh border
Published: 03:05 PM, 10 October 2020
China has deployed more than 60,000 troops near the Line of Actual Control in India’s eastern Ladakh Valley amid the tensions between India and China on the Ladakh border, reports Press Trust of India (PTI) on Saturday quoted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as saying.
He also criticized Beijing for its ‘bad behavior’ and the threats it poses to the Quad countries.
The foreign ministers from the Indo-Pacific nations - the United States, Japan, India, and Australia met in Tokyo on Tuesday. This was their first meeting of Quad countries since the coronavirus epidemic began.
The meeting took place in Tokyo amid tensions with neighbors over China’s military aggression in the Indo-Pacific, South China Sea, and along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
Speaking on The Guy Benson Show on Friday, the US Secretary of State said the Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border.
I was with my foreign minister counterparts from India, Australia, and Japan a format that we call the Quad, four big democracies, four powerful economies, four nations, each of whom has real risk associated with the threats imposed attempting to be imposed by the Chinese Communist Party, he added.
The United States, Japan, Australia, and India launched the Quad in 2007 to find a way to free and independent shipping in India and the Pacific. The foreign ministers of the Quad member countries met again in Tokyo on Tuesday after the conversation was suspended for more than 10 years.