US ambassador to India Nancy J Powell on Friday said the US still adopts the 1962 policy of recognising the McMahon Line regarding the India-China border dispute. She, however, said the US does not position itself in the dispute.
Interacting with newsmen here on Friday, Powell said she recognises Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India. On China’s repeated claims that Arunachal Pradesh as its territory, Powell said, “This is an issue between India and China. It has to be resolved bilaterally by the two countries.” She added that the US always encourages talks between India and China on all issues.
Commenting on China’s rise as a global power, Powell said the US does not consider China’s fast economic and military growth as a cause of rivalry. “We don’t think it is a rivalry. The US will continue to work with China, along with other friendly countries…
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