If Chinese troops didn’t enter India, why were Indian soldiers killed: Chidambaram asks PM Modi

  • | Saturday | 20th June, 2020

Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram has hit out at PM Modi and said his statements at the all-party meeting is “baffling” and left everyone “bewildered”. Chidambaram was referring to PM Modi’s remark that no outsider had entered the Indian territory in Ladakh during the Galwan clash. Reacting to PM Modi’s statement, Chidambaram said on Saturday, “It is quite obvious that the PM’s statement contradict the earlier statements made by the Army chief, the Defence Minister and the Foreign Minister.”

New Delhi: Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram has hit out at PM Modi and said his statements at the all-party meeting is “baffling” and left everyone “bewildered”. Chidambaram was referring to PM Modi’s remark that no outsider had entered the Indian territory in Ladakh during the Galwan clash. Reacting to PM Modi’s statement, Chidambaram said on Saturday, “It is quite obvious that the PM’s statement contradict the earlier statements made by the Army chief, the Defence Minister and the Foreign Minister.”

“PM Modi’s remarks have left everyone baffled and bewildered. If no Chinese troops have crossed into our territory what was the face-off on May 5 and May 6. Where were our troops martyred and injured,” asked Chidambaram. Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, too, raised questions on PM Modi’s comment. "PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression. If the land was Chinese: Why were our soldiers killed? Where were they killed," asked Rahul Gandhi, a day after PM Modi made his statement at the all-party meeting.

The government had said on Friday, "At the outset, prime minister clarified that neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured." The categorical statement by the prime minister came in the wake of reports that Chinese military has transgressed into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border, in several areas of eastern Ladakh including Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in a conversation with his China counterpart conveyed that the Chinese side sought to erect a structure in Galwan Valley on "our side of the LAC".



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