In an internal document, the Defense Ministry admitted that the Chinese army had infiltrated several areas in Ladakh, but it was removed from the ministry’s website as soon as its news came to the media. The Ministry issues a report on the activities of each month. The document was uploaded on the website of the Ministry on August 4 for the major activities of June. It included a chapter on LAC titled China’s aggression. This document has also been tweeted by news agency ANI. It added that Chinese military aggression on LAC has increased since May 5.
In fact, on 17–17 May, the Kungrang Nala, Gogra, and the northern part of Pengong Tso were infiltrated by the Chinese side. The same document also mentions the Galvan Valley violence and military negotiations. It has expressed apprehension that the deadlock may continue.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, after the news was published in a section of the media quoting this document, the Ministry of Defense immediately removed the document from the website. There are some other reasons behind this. The Ministry is also conducting an internal investigation into the matter. Ministry sources said that infiltration does not mean infiltration into the Indian border.
Rahul Gandhi has once again surrounded Prime Minister Modi on this issue. Rahul Gandhi said in a very strict tone that we should forget that we can stand in front of China. Rahul shared a news on Twitter. It has been said in this news that the Ministry of Defense has removed from its website the document confessing of the encroachment of China. This document was uploaded by the Ministry of Defense on its website on Thursday. It was said that incidents of encroachment of Chinese army have increased in many areas of Ladakh.
Former Union Minister Ajay Maken said through video conferencing that violent clashes between the forces of the two countries took place in the Galvan Valley on June 15, the Defense Ministry papers also said that the deadlock over the LAC was likely to persist for long. He said that we want the truth to be revealed – Defense Ministry papers are correct or Prime Minister’s statement. Maken also sought information on why the papers were removed from the website.
Demand to call parliament session
Ajay Maken also demanded the government to call a parliament session. He said that the session should discuss the ongoing deadlock from China, corona epidemic and recession. Along with this, he also demanded the government to give a road map to end the deadlock on the border. Government should tell what is its strategy to deal with the situation.