Rajnath Singh to address Parliament today at the border with China

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India-China border: The question of a statement on China was raised during a parliamentary meeting.

New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will address Parliament on the India-China border today, the list of parliamentary business for the day shows. The minister’s speech is expected to take place around 3 p.m. – at the start of the debates in the Lok Sabha. The government has come under constant attack from Congress, led by Rahul Gandhi, over the standoff with China at the real line of control – the de facto border between the two countries.

The issue was raised on Sunday at the meeting of the Parliamentary Affairs Advisory Committee, intended to discuss and include the agenda for the next session.

Asked whether a declaration will be made on the India-China standoff, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, keeping in mind the “sensitivities of the situation and the strategic points”, the government will take a decision. Leaders, he said, would be briefed at a meeting on Tuesday.

The government has been pressured to issue a statement following repeated transgressions by People’s Liberation Army soldiers in Lake Pangong and several other parts of Ladakh since April. The case worsened sharply in June, with 20 Indian soldiers killed in the line of duty on June 15 – a first in more than four decades.

Twice in the past three weeks, Chinese troops have engaged in provocative action on the southern shore of Pangong Tso, a glacial lake.

But India was able to “prevent these attempts to unilaterally change the status quo” within the LAC, the Foreign Ministry said.

The last action on August 31 was a daytime operation in which Indian soldiers were surrounded by Chinese soldiers trying to return to the heights dominated by the Indian army.

Each time after the Chinese action, Rahul Gandhi demanded that the government reveal the real situation to the real line of control and how he proposed to resolve it.

A few days after the “violent confrontation” of June 15 in Galwan Valley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi traveled to Ladakh to boost the morale of the soldiers, triggering an attack on Congress.

In an all-party meeting, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi made a sharp criticism of being kept “in the dark even at this late stage.”

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