US To Deploy Troops From Germany To India Amidst Rising Tensions With China

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US is deploying troops from Europe to India. He said the Chinese threat to India and Southeast Asian nations is one of the reasons America is reducing its troop presence in Europe and deploying them to other places.

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US is deploying troops from Germany to India
  • One of the reason Pompeo gave for reducing American troop presence in Europe was the recent clash between India and China at Galwan Valley
  • Pompeo made the remarks in response to a question at the Brussels Forum
  • Meanwhile, three US aircraft carrier strike groups that include other ships have been deployed in the Indo-Pacific zone
  • There are also plans to deploy American missiles in Asia, including India
  • Washington is looking to establish more bases throughout Indo-Pacific region – spanning the entirety of the Indian and Pacific oceans
  • However, most Asian nations have categorically rejected US demand for the deployment of American ground-based missiles on their soil
  • Citing the Chinese threat what the western powers are aiming to achieve is the long-drawn operation of establishing an Anglo-American Air Base in Kashmir
US To Deploy Troops From Germany To India
US To Deploy Troops From Germany To India Amidst Rising Tensions With China

Pompeo made the remarks in response to a question at the Brussels Forum that he had addressed virtually. When asked why the US had reduced the number of troops in Germany, Pompeo said that if US troops were no longer there, it was because they were being moved to other places.

He said the actions of the ruling Chinese Communist Party meant there were “threats to India, threats to Vietnam, threats to Malaysia, Indonesia and the South China Sea challenge. We are going to make sure the US military is postured appropriately to meet the challenges,” he said.

One of the reason Pompeo gave for the move was the recent clash between Indian and Chinese troops at Galwan Valley.

“The PLA (People’s Liberation Army) has escalated border tensions with India, the world’s most populous democracy. It’s militarising the South China Sea and illegally claiming more territory there, threatening vital sea lanes,” Pompeo said, a day after he expressed deep condolences to India on the death of 20 soldiers in violent clashes with the PLA troops at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on June 15.

As Pompeo spoke of reprioritising and reallocating US defence in Asia, three US aircraft carrier strike groups that include other ships have been deployed in the Indo-Pacific zone in a show of force for the first time in about three years.

There are also plans to deploy American missiles in Kashmir, most probably Ladakh. To this extent US Defense Chief Mark Esper has stated in very clear terms that “The US is looking to deploy new ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia. We would like to deploy a capability sooner rather than later.”

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Esper asserted during his Senate confirmation hearing that Washington needed more bases throughout Indo-Pacific region – spanning the entirety of the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Such plans however, have already been shot down by Australia, South Korea, Philippines and others who have categorically rejected US demand for the deployment of American ground-based missiles on their soil.

Citing the Chinese threat what the western powers are aiming to achieve is the long-drawn operation of establishing an Anglo-American Air Base in Kashmir – to rule over the entire sub-continent once again by the use of modern military forces with generous defense support by the Anglo-American bloc under the trusteeship of the United Nations.

In 1950, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the American Armed Forces had submitted a confidential report to President Truman recommending the construction of Anglo-American Air Bases in Kashmir and its conversion into an “independent” state under the trusteeship of the United Nations. Dr. T.G. Spear, Fellow of Selwyn College, speaking at the Cambridge branch meeting of the United Nations Association on December 13, 1951 declared:

“Turn the vale into an independent state, an Asiatic Switzerland. According to the American plan for an “independent Kashmir”, the international status of the valley is, therefore, designed to be so determined that in reality it finds itself not only completely dependent on American military and financial resources but also totally subservient to it as its protectorate.

Under the garb of ensuring the “independence” of Kashmir of protecting it against external aggression and of turning it into the “Switzerland of the East”, a direct stronghold of the United States would come to be imposed on it through the seemingly innocuous agency of the American-dominated United Nations. The so-called “independence” of Kashmir guaranteed by the United Nations was, therefore a euphemism for United States’ control over it.

A direct political and military control over Kashmir was in particular sought to be used for a further and more effective diplomatic and military strategic penetration of India. The domination on Kashmir could have been to press on India to align unreservedly with the foreign policy of the Anglo-American lobby.

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