US not asking India and others to take sides in South China Sea issue: Ashton Carter


DAVOS: The US is not asking countries like India and Vietnam to take sides in the Asia Pacific region, but steps Beijing is taking in the disputed South China Sea are “self-isolating” and driving countries towards America, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said.

“I’ve been to India, Vietnam recently. We want to have good relations with them and we are not asking people to take sides,” Carter said in a panel discussion in Davos on World Economic Forum meeting yesterday.


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