India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has made it clear that no power in the world can stop the Indian Army from patrolling and guarding its territory. Rajnath Singh gave this statement while addressing the Rajya Sabha on India China face off at the Actual Line of Control (LAC).
Blaming China for the tense situation at the LAC, the Defence Minister said, “The deployment of the troops by China goes against the 1993 and 1996 Agreements. Respecting and strictly observing Line of Actual Control is the basis for peace & tranquillity in the border areas.”
“China continues to be in illegal occupation of approximately 38,000 sq. km in the Union Territory of Ladakh. In addition, under the so-called Sino-Pakistan ‘Boundary Agreement’ of 1963, Pakistan illegally ceded 5,180 sq. km. of Indian territory in PoK to China,” the Defence Minister stated in Rajya Sabha.
यह सच है कि हम लद्दाख में एक चुनौती के दौर से गुजर रहे हैं, लेकिन साथ ही मुझे पूरा भरोसा है कि हमारा देश और हमारे वीर जवान इस चुनौती पर खरे उतरेंगे। मैं इस सदन से अनुरोध करता हूँ कि हम एक ध्वनि से अपनी सेनाओं की बहादुरी और उनके अदम्य साहस के प्रति सम्मान प्रदर्शित करें: RM
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However, Rajnath Singh also assured the members of the Upper House that there would be no change in the patrolling patterns in the eastern Ladakh region. Rajnath Singh also informed that though India is committed to solving the issues with China peacefully, its army is ready to tackle any situation arising at the borders, whatsoever.