Bengaluru: The way India hit back at China in the Galwan clashes has impressed not just us, but the US as well. 

Republican Senator John Kennedy, in an interview with Fox News, said he is proud of the way India stood up to China. 

"I'm very proud of the fact that (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi in India is standing up to them (China). I'm very proud of what Canada is doing. Not every country is running and hiding in the corner," he said. 


He also touched upon the aspect that not many trust China. 

"Now, other than the United States, you know how many other countries trust China? None, zero, nada. But they are scared. China is the second largest economy. China uses its economic heft to bully other countries, and many other regions of the world are scared to stand up to them," he said.

He also asserted that China should be asked to play by the rules. 


"Australia's standing up to them. India is standing up to them. Canada is standing up to them. We need to join with our allies, not limited to Europe, and say to China, look, you are going to play by the rule. Or we're not going to do business with you. That is all they will understand.”

During the interview, Senator Kennedy slammed the Chinese Communist Party. 

"Communist Party of China led by President Xi (Jinping) is acting like a bunch of thugs. And the (US) president needs to stop it," he said.

Kennedy said the United States wants China to become a responsible stakeholder in a stable world order.

"That means they've got to stop cheating, stop stealing intellectual property, open up their markets, stop grabbing islands in the South China Sea, stop bullying Australia.” 

India, as a punitive measure has banned 59 China apps.