All-party meeting of PM Narendra Modi continues, discussion on LAC tension with China, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh briefed leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called an all-party meeting today on the situation created after the violent clash between the Indian and Chinese military on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). A party with more than five MPs was invited to this meeting. 20 soldiers of India were martyred in the violent skirmish in the Galvan valley of eastern Ladakh.

There is an atmosphere of anger in the whole country about China.

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh has expressed displeasure at not calling the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at an all-party meeting called by PM Modi. Sanjay Singh said that at such a time, there is a need to move forward by remaining united.

According to sources, in an all-party meeting with the PM on Indo-China border issues, NCP Chief and former Defense Minister Sharad Pawar said that the decision of whether the soldiers took up arms or not is decided by international agreements. We need to respect such sensitive matters.

According to TV reports, Rajnath Singh said in the meeting, “The army is standing in Galvan with promptness.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded transparency. She said that the government should inform the opposition from time to time about the boundary situation. We are with the government for the integrity of the country.

In this meeting, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh gave the leaders of all parties the deployment of the army in Ladakh and other information.

The meeting was started by paying tribute to the soldiers who were martyred at LAC.

In this meeting, leaders of 17 parties, including Sharad Pawar from NCP, Nitish Kumar from JDU, Chirag Paswan from LJP, Uddhav Thackeray, Mamta Banerjee are attending. All are connected via video conferencing.

When the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was not invited to the all-party meeting called by the central government over the India-China dispute, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Tejashwi Yadav said that our party is the largest party in Bihar. There are 5 MPs. But we were not invited. Rajnath Singh should explain why RJD was not invited.

The clash on Monday (15 June) is the biggest conflict in Nathu La since the 1967 clash in which more than 300 Chinese soldiers were killed and about 80 Indian soldiers were killed. Subsequently, in 1975, an Indian soldier was killed in a violent clash with the Chinese army. In 1975, four Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush at Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh near the temporary border between the two countries.

There is a stand-off between the Indian and Chinese forces in Pangong So, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh. A large number of Chinese troops have entered Indian territory inside the temporary border, including Pangong Soo.

The Indian Army has lodged a strong objection to the infiltration and demanded their immediate withdrawal for peace and stability in the area. The two sides have held several talks over the past few days to resolve the deadlock. The border dispute between India and China is over the 3,488 km long Line of Actual Control. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as the southern part of Tibet, while India claims it as an integral part.

The situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated when on May 5, about 250 soldiers from India and China clashed with iron rods and sticks in the Pegong Lake area. There was also stone pelting on both sides, in which soldiers of both countries were injured.

The incident continued for the next day as well. The two sides then “separated”, but the standoff continued. In a similar incident, on May 9, about 150 soldiers from both countries clashed near the Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector. According to sources, At least 10 soldiers from both sides were injured in the incident.

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