February 21, 2023

US draft resolution on Arunachal in hands of senator who once warned of sanctions against India

Source: The Print

Journalist: Pia Krishnakutty

Experts, however, point out that the recent resolution on Arunachal Pradesh introduced in the Senate supports India’s “diversification” of military purchases — a point that is sure to catch the eyes of those disappointed by New Delhi’s S-400 deal with Russia.

“There is a sentence in the resolution supporting India’s diversification of military purchases away from countries that fail to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other nations,” which is a reference to Russia “without naming it”, said Lisa Curtis, director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at US-based think tank Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

“That line would be important to any congressional member who is disappointed by India’s purchase of the S-400 [air defence systems],” she added.

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  • Lisa Curtis

    Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Lisa Curtis is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is a foreign policy and national security expert with over 20 years of service in...