Rajnath Singh will address the Rajya Sabha today after the Lok Sabha on the China issue
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will make a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the stalemate on the Indo-China border in Ladakh from April. Earlier, Rajnath had made a statement on the China issue in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Defense Minister said that India was fully prepared for any situation.
The source told PTI that the Leader of the Opposition would speak after the Defense Minister’s remarks and Rajnath Singh would be able to clarify if necessary with the Chairman’s permission. A source said, “The defense minister will issue a statement on the stalemate in actual control (LAC) at 12 noon. After that, the opposition leader will speak on the issue. If necessary, the minister can clarify then.”
Earlier in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Rajnath Singh had said that we face a challenge in Ladakh but our armed forces stand firm to defend the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The defense minister said the House would pass a resolution that the House and the entire country stand with the armed forces who stand for the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Defense Minister said that India was committed to resolving the stalemate on the Chinese border peacefully. India has told China that any attempt to forcibly change the Indo-China border is unacceptable. “I would like to emphasize that India is committed to resolving the border issue through peaceful dialogue and consultation,” he said. To this end, I spoke with the Chinese Defense Minister on 4 September.
It is noteworthy that tensions escalated in East Ladakh on June 15 after 20 Indian military personnel were killed in a clash between the two countries’ troops in the Galvan Valley. The situation worsened after China failed to occupy Indian territory on the southern shore of Pangong Lake on the night between August 29 and 30. India deployed several mountain peaks on the southern shores of Pangong Lake and further strengthened its presence in the Finger 2 and Finger 3 areas to thwart any Chinese activity.
China occupies the area between finger 4 and finger 8. The hills scattered in this region are called Fingers. China has strongly opposed India’s move. But India has been saying that these peaks are next to the LAC. India has also sent additional troops and weapons to the region following the Chinese standoff. At the same time, it has increased the military presence in the region.