Can't verify that White House briefs Indian military on Chinese 'invasion' allegation based on American intelligence
The Indian military last year received key information from the United States that enabled it to effectively combat China "incursions," according to a news source. But, the White House on Monday declined to corroborate the claim.
When questioned about the news story, White House National Security Council coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said, "No, I can't confirm that.
According to an exclusive news report by the US News, India was able to repel a Chinese military incursion in border territory in the high Himalayas late last year thanks to previously unheard-of intelligence sharing with the US military. This action caught Beijing off guard, infuriated the People's Liberation Army in China, and appears to have forced the Chinese Communist Party to rethink its strategy for annexing territory along its borders.
According to a source familiar with a previously unreported U.S. intelligence review of the encounter into the Arunachal Pradesh region, "the US government for the first time provided real-time details to its Indian counterparts of the Chinese positions and force strength in advance of a PLA incursion," the daily reported.
It said that the material was more thorough and swiftly supplied than anything the US has ever given with the Indian military. It also contained usable satellite photos.
"They were holding out. And the reason for it is because the US provided India with all the resources necessary to prepare for this. It serves as an example of how well the two forces are currently collaborating and exchanging information, "The newspaper cited an anonymous source as making this statement.