The US and India reached an alliance on military weapons and artificial intelligence to compete with the Chinese regime

Joe Biden with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia (PRASETYO UTOMO/G20 Media Center/Handout via REUTERS) (G20 MEDIA CENTER/)

The United States on Tuesday launched an alliance with India that President Joe Biden hopes will help both countries to compete against China in military equipment, semiconductors and artificial intelligence.

Washington wants to roll out more Western mobile phone networks on the subcontinent to counter the Chinese Huawei Technologieswelcome more Indian computer chip specialists to the United States and encourage companies from both countries to collaborate on military equipment such as artillery systems.

The Biden administration is considering cutting off Huawei’s access to all of its US suppliers, including Intel and Qualcomm, at a time when the United States intensifies its crackdown on the Chinese tech sector.

Sales by US firms to Huawei have been limited for four years, since former President Donald Trump added the Shenzhen, China-based company to the so-called US “Entity List” due to national security concerns. Since then, US suppliers have required government approval to sell to the telecommunications equipment giant.

BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday inspected the joint operations command center of the Central Military Commission (CMC), demonstrating the new CMC's position on the implementation of the guiding principles of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and improving troop training and combat readiness.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the joint operations command center of the Central Military Commission (AFP – Xinhua)

Now some Biden Administration officials are advocating ban all sales to Huaweilong suspected of having ties to the Beijing government and the Chinese military, as the administration debates whether and how to adjust its furlough policy, according to people familiar with the matter.

The White House faces an uphill battle on every front, including US restrictions on the transfer of military technology and visas for immigrant workers, along with India’s long-standing reliance on Moscow for military hardware.

Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivanand its Indian counterpart, Ajit Dovalmet Tuesday in Washington with senior officials from both countries to launch the US-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies.

The Joe Biden government is considering completely eliminating Huawei from US suppliers (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)
The Joe Biden government is considering completely eliminating Huawei from US suppliers (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration) (DADO RUVIC/)

“The great challenge posed by China – its economic practices, its aggressive military moves, its efforts to dominate the industries of the future and control the supply chains of the future – has had a profound impact on the way of thinking in Delhi,” Sullivan said. .

New Delhi has frustrated Washington by engaging in military exercises with Russia and increasing purchases of the country’s crude, a key source of funding for Russia’s war in Ukraine. But Washington has bitten its tongue, nudged the country on Russia, while approving of India’s more bellicose stance on China.

Monday, Sullivan and Doval participated in an act of the Chamber of Commerce with business leaders from Lockheed Martin Corp, LMT.N Adani Enterprises ADEL.NS and Applied Materials Inc. AMAT.

Tensions with China have been rising throughout Joe Biden’s presidency as Republicans who control the House press him to continue to pressure Beijing, particularly to limit the country’s technological advances. Last week, the Biden administration convinced the Netherlands and Japan to join the US in restricting exports of advanced semiconductor manufacturing machinery to China.

(With information from Reuters and Bloomberg)

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