US lawmakers pass legislation forcing China to de-escalate peacefully along LAC

The US House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan legislation, urging China to peacefully de-escalate the situation with India along the Line of Actual Control.

The resolution backed by Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi along with eight others, was passed by the House along with National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2021 and condemned Chinese aggression towards India along the Line of Actual Control.

“Through the passage of today’s bill, the House has sent a clear, bipartisan message that the government of the People’s Republic of China must peacefully de-escalate the situation along the Line of Actual Control with India,” Krishnamoorthi said in a statement.

“China’s military provocations of India are unacceptable, and the peaceful resolution of their border standoff will help restore greater security to the Indo-Pacific region,” he said.

Other co-sponsors of the resolution are Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna and lawmakers Frank Pallone, Tom Suozzi, Ted Yoho, George Holding, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Haley Stevens and Steve Chabot.