Coleen Kaal, who nominated Joe Biden for the top post of US Department of Defense Pentagon policy, has targeted China’s aggression. He told the MPs that the current tensions on the border between India and China were reflective of growing Chinese aggression and its worrying tendency to dominate the region and the US allies and partner countries. On the other hand, the Deputy Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Hicks, has stated that work is being done with the task force to meet the challenge of China.
‘Aggression is worrying’
In his statement before members of the Senate Armed Services Committee for the post of Deputy Minister of Defense Policy, Kaal said that the United States is determined to stand with its allies and partner countries. “Tensions along the Indo-China border reflect China’s growing aggression in the region and its growing tendency to assert dominance, which is worrying,” Kaal said.
‘Work in peaceful direction’
In a written reply to questions during the hearing to confirm his name, Kaal said, “We will however stand with our allies and partner countries and support their efforts to reduce tensions.” If my name is confirmed, I will keep a close watch on the situation and keep an eye on both sides working towards a peaceful resolution. ‘
India chief defense partner
He said that in the last decade there has been an encouraging trend in the Indo-US defense business, technology and if his name is confirmed, he will work towards continuing it. Also, we will focus on big purchases and high-quality technology. Kaal said that he would retain the status of ‘major defense aide’ of India.
Taskforce doing work
Dr. Hicks, on the other hand, held a meeting with the China Task Force of the Department of Defense. The task force is set to give recommendations by June to face China’s challenge. The focus will be on the force, technology, intelligence, and partnerships.