India Chinese border row: PMO issues clarifications on Narendra Modi’s comments that no one entered Indian territory | India News
Shock in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.
“Regarding the transgression of LAC, it was clearly stated that the violence in Galwan on June 15 arose because the Chinese side was trying to erect structures just on the other side of LAC and refused to desist from such actions,” the PMO clarified. .
“The Prime Minister was clear that India would strongly respond to any attempt to transgress the Current Line of Control (LAC). In fact, he specifically emphasized that, in contrast to past neglect of such challenges, Indian forces now decisively counter any violation of LAC (unhe rokte hain, unhe tokte hain), “said the statement by the Office of the Prime Minister (PMO).
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After the All-Party Meeting (APM) on Friday on the LAC dispute with China, the Prime Minister had said that
No one had entered the borders of India and none of the posts had been left in anyone’s custody.
Congress and several experts on strategic issues raised questions about Modi’s comments asking if the Chinese military had not transgressed in the Galwan Valley, then where did the Indian soldiers die? They also wondered if Modi gave China a clean touch over the confrontation.
However, the PMO’s statement on Saturday clarified that Prime Minister Modi’s remarks that there was no Chinese presence on our side of LAC “referred to the situation as a result of the courage of our armed forces.”
The PMO said that the Indian soldiers in Galwan “frustrated the Chinese side’s attempt to erect structures and also cleared the transgression attempt at this point in LAC on that day.”
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Countering criticism that Prime Minister Modi did not take a firm stance against the Chinese incursion, the Prime Minister said that the Prime Minister had “succinctly summed up the spirit and values of our armed forces” when he said that “those who attempted to transgress our Brave sons of the earth taught our land a proper lesson. ”
The statement also said that the prime minister had emphasized that “the armed forces will not leave stone unturned to protect our borders,” in his APM speech on Friday.
Discarding criticism of Prime Minister Modi’s APM speech as “an unnecessary controversy,” PMO said that “the prevailing sentiment at the all-party rally was unequivocal support for the government and the armed forces at a time of national crisis.”
“We are confident that the unity of the Indian people will not be affected by motivated propaganda,” the statement said.