Government was fast asleep, jawans paid the price: Rahul Gandhi's fresh attack on Ladakh face-off

Rahul Gandhi said that it was crystal clear that the Chinese attack in Galwan Valley, Ladakh was “pre-planned” and said that the Government of India was fast asleep.

 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked the Centre over the recent violent faceoff between the Indian and Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh that claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers.

Rahul Gandhi said that it was crystal clear that the Chinese attack at Galwan Valley in Ladakh was “pre-planned” and said that the Government of India was fast asleep. The martyred jawans paid the price, price, he added.

"It’s now crystal clear that: 1. The Chinese attack in Galwan was pre-planned; 2. GOI was fast asleep and denied the problem; 3. The price was paid by our martyred Jawans,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted sharing a report in which Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Shripad Naik said that the Galwan Valley clash was "pre-planned by China".

The Congress leader's attack comes hours before an all-party meet called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation along the India-China border. The meeting will be held at 5 pm on Friday. Presidents of various political parties are expected to take part in the virtual meeting.

"It is a matter of national security, there will be no compromise. We will not allow others to take our land. I pay tribute to all jawans who lost lives. The nation is proud of them that they made the supreme sacrifice. It won't go in vain. It was pre-planned by China and Indian forces will give a befitting reply," MoS Naik told news agency ANI.

Twenty Army personnel, including a colonel, were killed in a violent faceoff with the Chinese troops in Ladakh's Galwan valley on Monday night night in the biggest ever military confrontation between the two armies since 1975.

 

 

First Published:June 19, 2020, 1:57 p.m.