Prime Minister Narendra Modi has misled the nation on China’s “encroachment” in Ladakh, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Tuesday after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in a press release in parliament, asserted that the South Asian nation “does not recognise the current boundary (Line of Actual Control)” and had tried to transgress it. “Don’t be afraid of taking China’s name,” Mr Gandhi wrote.
“It is clear from the Defence Minister’s statement that Modi ji has misled the country on China’s encroachment. Our country has always rallied behind the Indian Army and it will do so in the future. But Modi ji, when will you stand up to China? When will you take our land back? Don’t be afraid of taking China’s name,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Mr Gandhi has been attacking the Centre and PM Modi over their dealing with of the stand-off with China, which had transgressed alongside the LAC – the de issue border – in May.
The Congress chief‘s assault immediately was in reference to a comment PM Modi had made at an all-party assembly in June, days after 20 Indian troopers sacrificed their lives within the line of responsibility in a conflict with Chinese troops. “Neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured,” PM Modi had mentioned.
Mr Gandhi, the previous Congress chief, has usually claimed that PM Modi is afraid of the Chinese.
Mr Singh, who met his Chinese counterpart in Moscow final week, gave particulars of the assembly in parliament on Tuesday. He mentioned he made it clear that India needs to resolve this difficulty in a peaceable method and “wants the Chinese side to work with us”. But “there should also be no doubt about our determination to protect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he mentioned.
China continues to be in unlawful occupation of roughly 38,000 sq km within the Union Territory of Ladakh, he mentioned, including the county is ready for all contingencies.
He additionally added that China had made a number of makes an attempt to transgress the LAC in different components of the Western Sector in mid-May.
There have been a number of rounds of military-level and ministerial talks with China over the scenario on the LAC, the de-facto border. The solely measure taken by the Chinese aspect to ease rigidity was its partial withdrawal from Galwan Valley, the positioning of the June conflict, and another areas.
Earlier this month, China tried to shut in on Indian positions on the South Bank of Ladakh’s Pangong Lake and fired pictures within the air. The Indian forces thwarted the try.