外文标题：In a first, India-US joint statement mentions South China Sea
NEW DELHI: For the first time, an India-US joint statement specifically mentioned the situation in South China Sea as President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi expressed concern about "rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes" in that region.
The joint statement was issued after the bilateral meeting between the two leaders which took place days after the standoff with China in southeastern Ladakh ended with the withdrawal of both Chinese and Indian troops. The LAC impasse continued for several days even after President Xi Jinping assured Modi during his recent visit to India that the Chinese troops had been asked to withdraw.
According to the joint statement, Modi and Obama reaffirmed their shared interest in preserving regional peace and stability, which are critical to the Asia-Pacific region's continued prosperity. "The leaders expressed concern about rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes, and affirmed the importance of safeguarding maritime security and ensuring freedom of navigation and over flight throughout the region, especially in the South China Sea," it said.
Why is this fool makeing china his enemy doesnt he understand that US is far away from china and is very close if china fires a nuclear bomb it will hit india first and not US.
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Rebel Thinker (Unknown)
Achieved everything in first visit, truly global leader
Name Dhar ()
So when will we see the Marxists jumping on the streets in protest against US imperialism with Modi's help in South China seas>>>
Jatin Jindal (Delhi) replies to Name
We will also see Communist jumping on the streets in protest against our agreements with Japan which will ensure to circumfrence China..
sandesh sandesh (Mumbai)
India -US relations begins .............
hemkant beedkar (Pune)
If US is really concerned with the Chinese aggression in south china sea, first it must try that India is the 6th member of UNO's security council having the power of veto.
Antonio Barbosa (Unknown)
Please don't read too much into it. It is a lip service. Reality is something else.
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drvni drvni (California)
It is a clear message to China that they stop thinking in terms of extending further their territory.
hphulara1 Phulara (Pauri)
India and USA should confront China together and stop it from bullying other nations for the good of the world
SinghDdjyogi Singh (Unknown)
Mr Modi has done good till now in building the base foundation for futuristic developed nation (India). Its good that PM has started cornering China from all fronts. Be it visit to Japan, all our good neighbors, Vietnam or for that matter US.