Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has made a statement in the Lok Sabha on the ongoing deadlock between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. The government was constantly besieged by the opposition on this issue. In such a situation, the Defense Minister is clarifying the position of the government on this issue one by one.
Colonel Santosh made the supreme sacrifice while protecting the motherland
Rajnath said that I went to Ladakh recently and encouraged the soldiers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reached Ladakh and met the soldiers. He had also given this message that he is standing with our brave soldiers. The Defense Minister said that on the border I have felt the indomitable courage of the brave soldiers. You know Colonel Santosh made the supreme sacrifice while protecting the motherland.
The defense minister said, both countries want peace on the border. Both India and China agree that peace be maintained in the India-China border areas as this is necessary for the further development of bilateral relations.
China illegally occupied an area of 48 thousand kilometers in Ladakh
He said that China believes that the two countries have different interpretations about the Traditional Line. The two countries were discussing it in the 1960s, but no solution has been found. China had illegally occupied an area of 48 thousand kilometers in Ladakh. Apart from this, Pakistan also handed over some land of PoK to China.
Rajnath said that the border dispute is a big issue and it should be resolved peacefully and through dialogue. Both countries have entered into agreements to restore peace. However, they are not being followed by China.
Indian soldiers caused heavy damage to China
He said that China did not comply with the 1993 and 1996 agreements. In May, tensions have arisen due to China. After this, China took action to provoke the night of 29-30 August. But our soldiers taught China a lesson. The Defense Minister said that Indian soldiers have caused heavy damage to China. Our people should be praised for this. He said that we are fully committed to the sovereignty and integrity of India.