Times of India. Oct 28, 2020. Read original news here.
In an exclusive interview to Times Now, Pompeo said, “What’s become very clear now is there is a battle and the battle in the world is between freedom and authoritarianism and India, like the Unites States, has chosen democracy and freedom and sovereignty and all the things that people of India care so deeply about, so when confronted by tranny by the Chinese Communist Party, you can be sure that the United States will stand by as partners. We will.”
“We can be force multipliers and deliver really good outcomes not only for the people of India or the Indo-Pacific but for the entire world,” Pompeo said, indicating US support at a time when India is facing a major security threat by way of Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.
While advising India to stand firm, Pompeo said they had “encouraged the Chinese to de-escalate”. “We think that’s in China’s best interest, we think it’s in India’s best interest and the world’s best interest. That’s our mission set. We don’t want a conflict there,” he added.