There is no guarantee that Donald Trump would back India if the situation between Beijing and New Delhi escalates, former US national security advisor John Bolton has said.
“I’m not sure how much he understands the significance of the border clash. I don’t think he knows anything about the history of these clashes over the decades between India and China. He may have been briefed on it, but history doesn’t really stick with him,” Bolton told WION, India’s first international news channel.
The former US NSA said, “I don’t know which way he would go and I don’t think he knows either. I think he sees the geostrategic relationship with China for example exclusively through the prism of trade.”
“And trade is important because China has stolen intellectual property from the United States and other countries, engaged in forceful technology transfers for decades and it forms a major part of their economic success and therefore military power. And that’s really how far it goes,” he added.