Day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the Chinese troops did not intrude into the Indian territory, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked why and where were the Indian soldiers killed if the land, where the “violent face-off” happened, was Chinese territory. Rahul Gandhi also alleged that the prime minister has ” surrendered to the Chinese aggression”.
Rahul Gandhi’s attack on the government has come a day after PM Narendra Modi briefed prominent political leaders about the killing of 20 soldiers in Ladakh on June 15 night that triggered a massive escalation in the tension between India and China and said, “no one entered Indian territory nor were Indian posts taken over”.
In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression. If the land was Chinese: 1. Why were our soldiers killed? 2. Where were they killed?”
PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression.
If the land was Chinese:
1. Why were our soldiers killed?
2. Where were they killed? pic.twitter.com/vZFVqtu3fD
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 20, 2020
The categorical statement by the prime minister came in the wake of reports that the Chinese military has transgressed into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto border, in several areas of eastern Ladakh including Pangong Tso and the Galwan Valley.
“At the outset, prime minister clarified that neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured,” the government said in a statement, adding he assured the leaders that the armed forces are leaving no stone unturned to protect the country.
At an all-party meeting, PM Narendra Modi said the soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice taught a “lesson” to those who had dared to look towards India and that the army has been given “freedom” to take necessary steps.
In his closing remarks on the face-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, PM Narendra Modi said…