Geostrategery classroom: US to take part in military exercise near India’s disputed border with China
“(CNN)The United States is to take part in a joint military exercise with India less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the South Asian country’s disputed border with China. The military drills will be held in mid-October at an altitude of 10,000 feet in Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and will focus on high-altitude warfare training, according to a senior Indian Army officer with knowledge of the matter. Auli is about 95 kilometers from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), an inhospitable piece of land where the disputed border between India and China is roughly demarcated. The drills will take place as part of the 18th edition of an annual joint exercise known as “Yudh Abhyas” — or “War Practice”.”
Important to understand this report alongside recent US Forces RoK General’s comments on his forces’ ability to respond to Chinese communist aggression against the Taiwan Republic and its allies, and public statements on Taiwan’s defense and the Chinese communists’ belligerence from the admiral in charge of the Indo-Pacific command, and the admiral in charge of the US Seventh Fleet.
Study the Indo-Pacific map and see US strategic bombers from Diego Garcia and communist China’s soft underbelly; US carriers in the Indian Ocean; US naval base in Singapore choking off petroleum shipment to the Chinese communists; US-Japan-Australia AUKUS nucular submarines in the South and East Seas; strategic bombers and submarines in Guam and the West Pacific; US forces in Okinawa/Japan and RoK able to strike Chinese communist naval, amphibious units and remove Chinese command and control, supplies, logistics lines from the Sino-Soviet border all the way down to the Vietnam-China border.
Then notice just in one week: US-South Korea talks on additional THAAD. US-Japan and Taiwan Republic strengthening missile defense and military collaboration. US-Taiwan-Japan naval and coast guard units in the South Pacific. US-led multinational maneuvers in Indonesia. US-Japan-Korea (and Taiwan?) missile defense maneuvers. Reports that the US is strengthening missile defense at Guam. The return of French and German and UK military forces into the Indo-Pacific.
The historical irony created by divisive hardliner dictator Putin and ultra-ethnonationalist controversial dictator Xi is in their choosing policies that produce the exact opposite results to their stated goals. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has enhanced Ukrainian national identity while making it possible for Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Xi and the Chinese communists in their 1996 missile tantrum accelerated the US-Taiwan-Japan military alliance, and the 2022 Chinese communist missile tantrum will only further solidify this military alliance. 8.8.2022
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