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Tensions between India and Pakistan, “occupation” of China’s border: key points of the US intelligence report | India News

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NEW DELHI: A war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, but crises between the two nations are expected to become more intense in the future, the US intelligence community said in a report.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress alerted on China’s global drive for dominance and outlined the tensions between India and Pakistan. as a cause for concern.
These are the key points of the report:
About India and Pakistan
* A general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, but crises between the two are likely to become more intense, with the risk of a staggered cycle.
* Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is more likely to respond with military force to actual or perceived Pakistani provocations.
* Rising tensions between India and Pakistan increase the risk of conflict between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, with violent riots in Kashmir or a militant attack in India as potential hotbeds.
On the conflict between India and China
* Tensions on the China-India border remain high, despite some forced setbacks this year.
* China’s occupation of disputed border areas since May 2020 is the most serious escalation in decades and led to the first deadly border confrontation between the two countries since 1975.
* In mid-February, after multiple rounds of talks, both sides were withdrawing forces and equipment from some sites along the disputed border.
On China’s global momentum
* Beijing is increasingly combining its growing military power with its economic, technological and diplomatic clout to preserve the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), secure what it considers its territory and regional pre-eminence, and seek international cooperation at Washington’s expense.
* The CCP will continue its government-wide efforts to extend China’s influence, undermine that of the United States, drive wedges between Washington and its allies and partners, and promote new international norms that favor China’s authoritarian system.
* In the South China Sea, Beijing will continue to intimidate rival plaintiffs and use a growing number of air, naval and maritime law enforcement platforms to signal to Southeast Asian countries that China has effective control over the areas in dispute.

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