New Delhi, September 15, 2020: On the second day of the monsoon session, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gave a statement in the Lok Sabha on the ongoing deadlock between India and China. Congress MPs walked out of the House during this time.
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan has said that we were not allowed to speak in the House. He said that the government is running away from talking on the India-China issue.
Congress walks out from the Lok Sabha
As was evident, Congress MPs walked out of the Lok Sabha. Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary said that we have been demanding discussion about China from the beginning, but they did not listen. Why is the government running away from the discussion? If there is a discussion in the whole world, then we can discuss it in the House. Why are we not given this right?
China tried to enter Pangong
Rajnath Singh said that both countries should maintain the status quo and ensure peace and harmony. China also said the same but then on the night of 29-30 August, China tried to enter Pangong again but our troops failed their attempt. I want to assure the House that the borders are secure and our jawans are busy protecting the motherland.
China occupies 38,000 square kilometres
The Defence Minister said that this House is aware of the unauthorized occupation of about 38,000 square kilometres of land by China. In addition, under a so-called Boundary Agreement in 1963, Pakistan illegally handed over 5,180 square kilometres of Indian land of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to China. I also want to mention that there is no common delineated LAC in the Indo-China border area and both have different perceptions about the LAC.
Our soldiers gave a strong message
The month of April saw an increase in Chinese troops and weapons along the Ladakh border. The Chinese military interrupted our patrolling, which led to this condition. Our brave soldiers have caused heavy damage to the Chinese army and also guarded the border. Our soldiers showed valour where valour was needed and kept peace where peace was needed.