A big step has been taken by the US amidst the increasing dispute on the borders of China and Taiwan. The US State Department has allowed Taiwan to sell weapons worth US$1.1 billion.
China And Taiwan In the midst of a growing dispute over the borders of US A big step has been taken by the American The State Department has allowed Taiwan to sell weapons worth $1.09 billion. The consignment of this weapons will include modern missiles, technology of border protection etc. However, after this move of the US, there is a possibility of increasing tension between China and the US. Let us tell you that these days China is also engaged in increasing the strength of its army continuously. Recently it has prepared many rocket forces and is equipping them with state-of-the-art weapons.
Sidewinder missiles worth 8.5 crores are included in this consignment. It is an air-to-air and surface-to-surface missile. Apart from this, Harpoon anti-ship missiles in the consignment are worth 355 million US dollars. Apart from this, Taiwan’s surveillance radar program which is worth $ 665 million. This radar program gives air defense warnings. Early warning of enemy missiles in the air has become important as China intensifies military exercises near Taiwan.
weapons for self defense
The US State Department said the equipment was necessary for Taiwan to maintain adequate self-defense capability. The administration informed the US Congress about the sale on Friday.
The Biden administration said that the deal is in line with America’s one-China policy. At the same time, it urged Beijing to end its military, diplomatic and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan.
China condemns Pelosi’s visit
Relations between the US and China have intensified since US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan last month. At least two other US Congressional delegations have also visited Taipei since Pelosi’s visit. China has condemned all these visits.
Taiwan’s military said on Thursday that it had shot down a drone hovering over a Taiwanese post on the Chinese coast. This incident shows the increasing tension. A day earlier, Taiwan said it had warned against drones hovering over three of its islands off the coast of China’s port city of Xiamen.
Significantly, China claims its claim on Taiwan. He says that he can take Taiwan by force if necessary.