United States is concerned on how the Chinese Naval
presence in the Indian Ocean Region will be put to use and its intentions in
the area a top US official told Indian Newspersons in a video chat
These are things that we are concerned about and have had
good discussions with out Indian counterparts in this regard. We will continue
the exercise in future too said Ely Ratner US Assistant secretary, Defense
China's actions in the Indian Ocean include a
non-adherence to international law, use of "coercive economic tools"
to achieve security goals, and a lack of transparency in efforts to establish
overseas military bases, a senior US defense official has said.
The US side is engaged in "good discussions" on
such concerns with Indian counterparts since American concerns go beyond
China's growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean, Ely Ratner, the US
assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs, said.
We see a pattern in Chinese behavior
throughout other parts of the world including non adherence to international law, lack of
transparency and its efforts to establish military installations overseas as
well as use of coercive economic tools to achieve security aims, he said.