Democracies should unite in rising their assist to Ukraine, US Senators say after India go to4 min read
“When we were in India, we got a chance to speak to leaders. We also made the case that this was a battle between autocracy and democracy. When we spoke to Prime Minister Modi, we made that case,” stated Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer.
Senator Charles Schumer and PM Narendra Modi (Twitter: Chuck Schumer/@SenSchumer)
By Press Trust of India: A bunch of high American Senators who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi final week stated they made a case to him that this can be a battle between autocracy and democracy, and emphasised that democracies should unite in rising their assist to Ukraine.
“When we were in India, we got a chance to speak to leaders. We also made the case that this was a battle between autocracy and democracy. When we spoke to Prime Minister Modi, we made that case,” Senator Charles Schumer, who’s the Senate Majority Leader, advised a information convention right here.
With Indian PM @NarendraModi, we had a substantive and productive dialog about strengthening ties on our shared strategic pursuits together with outcompeting China, combatting local weather change, rising commerce, and deepening ties between our two international locations. pic.twitter.com/Dvz52KwIsv
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 20, 2023
Other members of the Congressional delegation who accompanied him to India are Senators Ron Wyden, Jack Reed, Maria Cantwell, Amy Klobuchar, Mark Warner, Gary Peters, Catherine Cortez-Masto, and Peter Welch. All are from the ruling Democratic Party.
Schumer stated throughout his assembly with the Indian chief, the Senators had been extra particular. “If an autocracy like Russia prevails then an autocracy like China feels a little bit taller, a little bit more robust, a little bit more ready to take on the world. And it’s not just Taiwan. China and India have been disputing the line of control over Kashmir for years. There was action recently,” he stated.
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“The battle in Ukraine will have an impact there, too. What we stressed with India was the United States should be cooperating, and coordinating, along with other Pacific allies like Japan, Australia, and the United States. India should start thinking about cooperative development and co-production of systems, so we can expand our defence industrial base,” Schumer advised reporters throughout a media interplay following a detailed coverage luncheon of the Democratic Senators.
Giving an perception into his India journey, the Senator from New York stated that the United States and the West should proceed to deepen its relationship with India “if we want to outcompete the Chinese Communist Party in this century”.
“India is the perfect counterweight to China, and when joined with the West, we can really outcompete the Chinese. The second thing we emphasised — and Jack Reed took one of the leads on this — Democracies must unite in increasing their help to Ukraine,” he stated.
“Prime Minister Modi got the message during our meeting with him in India. We made clear that the two leading democracies of the world — the world’s oldest democracy (and) the world’s largest democracy — should be a powerful check against President Xi in this century,” Schumer stated.
“We cannot afford to lose the lead. President Xi wants to outcompete America, not just on defence but economically, geopolitically, technologically, in terms of our fundamental values and beyond. The second point we made in each meeting was the importance of standing shoulder to shoulder with the people of Ukraine,” he advised reporters.
Earlier within the day, Schumer went on the Senate flooring for the second time in two days to transient them concerning the India journey and three different international locations together with Germany and Israel.
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“The US should deepen our relationship with India if we want to outcompete the Chinese Communist Party in this century. Democracies must unite in increasing aid to Ukraine,” he said.
“That doesn’t imply simply cooperating with India on defence and safety, although that’s important. It means we should take an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy as a result of that’s exactly what the CCP is doing,” he stated.
“Just as the transatlantic partnership matters immensely, so too will our partnership with India,’ he asserted.
“The US and India should due to this fact maintain working to strengthen our financial ties, increase our commerce, and make it simpler to recruit proficient employees from overseas to work in our nation,” Schumer stated.
Mar 1, 2023