While China continued to nibble into Indian aspect of the undemarcated LAC, the Congress authorities didn’t have interaction it militarily and as a substitute went on to signal a number of bilateral agreements that suited Chinese pursuits, he claimed.
- PTI New Delhi
- Last Updated: June 23, 2020, 11:38 PM IST
BJP nationwide normal secretary Ram Madhav on Tuesday praised the Narendra Modi authorities for standing up to China’s makes an attempt to “nibble” at Indian territory alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and accused the earlier Congress governments of signing bilateral pacts that suited Beijing’s pursuits.
Madhav stated the state of affairs modified after the Modi authorities got here into existence in 2014 and determined to have interaction with China diplomatically extra proactively whereas taking a agency place on the bottom with regard to its expansionist ways.
“This shift in policy led to the stand-offs in Doklam in 2017 and the present situation in Galwan and Pangong Tso,” he stated at a webinar on “Upholding National Security, Kashmir to China”.
“While China continued to nibble into Indian side of the undemarcated LAC, the Congress government did not engage it militarily and instead went on to sign several bilateral agreements that suited Chinese interests,” he claimed.
One such settlement, Madhav claimed, was that troopers of the 2 international locations is not going to carry firearms inside two kilometres of the LAC. This, he stated, helped China encroach upon Indian territory at many locations within the North-East and Ladakh.
“In Doklam, we physically prevented China from constructing a road that would alter the tri-junction between India, Bhutan and China and allow it to occupy a position overlooking the chicken’s neck at the Siliguri corridor,” he
Talking about Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of the Modi authorities over the Galwan Valley incident wherein 20 Indian troopers had been brutally killed by the PLA, the BJP chief accused the opposition social gathering of being “irresponsible” and known as its place on the problem “unexplainable”.
Asserting that India has launched into the trail of changing into economically stronger and self-reliant, he stated, individuals of the nation are boycotting Chinese merchandise out of their very own selection after the barbaric assault by the Chinese troopers at Galwan Valley in Ladakh.
“We are living in a democracy and have to respect the sentiments of the people,” he stated.