India-China Tension: India is ready to deal with every situation, read- 10 big things of Rajnath Singh's statement
Rajnath Singh said in the Lok Sabha today that the border dispute is a serious issue and both countries agree to maintain peace here.
15th September, 2020
On the second day of the monsoon session, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in the Lok Sabha on the deadlock between India and China. He apprised them of the recent activities on the eastern borders of Ladakh and talked about the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during this period. He said that the border dispute is a serious issue and both countries agreed to maintain peace here. Talking about the bravery of Indian soldiers, he said that we are proud of the way our army is protecting. Apart from this, they said that they want to assure that we are ready to deal with any situation.
10 big things about the defense minister's statement-
Rajnath Singh said that both countries should respect LAC. The 1993 and 1996 agreements mention that with the LAC, the two countries will keep their armies at a minimum. The Indian Army accepted this clearly. The Chinese military is still present on the LAC. The number of troops on the border in China was increased in April. In May, China tried to infiltrate and on 15 June China committed violence in Galvan.
Rajnath Singh said that since we want a negotiated solution to the current situation, we have maintained diplomatic and military engagement with the Chinese side. There are three major principles of these interactions. i) Both parties should respect and strictly abide by the LAC (ii) Neither side should attempt to violate the status quo on their behalf and (iii) all agreements between the two parties should be fully adhered to.
The Defense Minister said that China has violated all the armed norms. Violent conduct of Chinese soldiers is a violation of all previous agreements. As of the present situation, the Chinese Army has deployed a large number of soldiers and weapons inside the LAC and there are several points of confrontation between the soldiers of the two countries in the region.
He said that India is committed to resolving the issues present in the border areas through peaceful dialogue and understanding. To get this I met the Chinese side in Moscow on 4 September and spoke in depth on this issue. During this time I clearly put our concerns before the Chinese side. He said, "I clearly stated that while our troops had always taken a responsible attitude towards border management, but at the same time there should be no doubt about our determination to protect India's sovereignty and territorial integrity." "
Apart from this, the Defense Minister said that we conveyed to China through diplomatic and military channels that such activities are an attempt to change the status quo. It has also made it clear that this effort is not acceptable to us under any circumstances.
At the same time, he said that in view of the increasing deadlock on the LAC, the military commanders on both sides met on 6 June 2020. In the meeting it was agreed that disengagement should be done through reciprocal actions.
Apart from this, the Defense Minister also mentioned the bravery of Indian soldiers on the border. He said that on June 15, there was a situation of violence on Galvan by China. Our brave soldiers sacrificed their lives but at the same time caused heavy damage to the Chinese side and managed to protect their border. During this entire period, our brave soldiers kept sobriety where there was a need for restraint and displayed valor where valor was needed.
He also talked about the military action taken by China on the night of 29 and 30 August. He said that this action was an attempt to change the status quo of Pengong, but his efforts were again thwarted by our Arms Forces.
He said, "I want to assure you that our Armed Forces soldiers are upbeat and emboldened. After the honorable Prime Minister's visit among the brave soldiers, there is a message in our commanders and soldiers that 130 crore countrymen of the country They are with the jawans. For them special arrangements of special type of warm clothes, their living tents and all their weapons and ammunition, according to the snowy heights, is commendable to our soldiers. "