Monday, 28 September 2020

India deploys armed forces along LAC to counter Chinese deployment: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Updated: September 16, 2020 11:55 am

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted that India remains committed to resolving the current issues in its border areas through peaceful dialogue and consultations.

Mr Singh said, India believes that mutual respect and mutual sensitivity are the basis for peaceful relations with neighbours.

Making a statement in the Lok Sabha on the LAC situation, the Defence Minister said, India wants to resolve the current situation through dialogue.

He said, India has been continuously maintaining diplomatic and military engagement with the Chinese side.

Mr Singh informed the House that India is taking a stand on three key principles.

He mentioned that both sides should strictly respect the Line of Actual Control and asserted that any attempt to unilaterally alter the status quo will not be acceptable.

Mr Singh also said, that all agreements and understandings between India and China should be fully abided by in their entirety.

The Defence Minister urged the House to pass a resolution in support of the Armed forces, who he said, have been defending our motherland at great heights and most inclement weather conditions.

He said, China continues to be in illegal occupation of approximately 38,000 sq. kms in Ladakh.

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