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Congress asks Centre to explain standoff at China border

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 01, 2020 Published on June 01, 2020

The Congress, responding to the reported Chinese transgressions into Indian territory in Ladakh and Sikkim, urged the Centre to take all political parties into confidence on restoring the status quo and protecting the country’s territorial integrity.

Alleging that the Narendra Modi government is silent on the transgressions, Congress’ communication-in-charge, Randeep Singh Surjewala, said there can be no compromise with India’s security and territorial integrity.

“Have the Chinese crossed into Indian territory even beyond China’s own ‘claim line’, pitched hundreds of tents, constructed concrete structures and built a few kilometres of road along the LAC in Galwan River Valley as also on the north bank of ‘Pangong Tso Lake’?” questioned Surjewala.

He asked the Centre to explain the steps taken to resolve the issue including strategic preparations. “Why has the Modi government not taken the nation into confidence vis-à-vis the actual position on the ground? While the government has briefly commented upon resolving the crisis diplomatically, the government must take all political parties and the country into confidence on restoring the status quo ante and protecting India’s territorial integrity,” he added.

Published on June 01, 2020
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