Rajnath Singh spoke in the Lok Sabha on the India-China standoff on Tuesday. (File)
Concerns by the opposition in parliament on the India-China tension in Ladakh are expected to be addressed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday, with the federal government finally consenting to give information in a session that has actually seen uproar over diminishing opportunities for conversations.
Mr Singh is expected to speak in the upper home Rajya Sabha around twelve noon on what the federal government calls China’s justification along the de-facto border in between the two nations called the Line of Actual Control or LAC and India’s response.
The Defence Minister spoke on the subject in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, saying India is “extremely major about problems of sovereignty” and the country is prepared for “all contingencies” to guarantee that it is kept.
Detailing a crucial meeting between him and his Chinese equivalent at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) satisfy hosted by Russia, Mr Singh stated he made it clear that India wishes to resolve this problem in a peaceful way and “want the Chinese side to work with us”. But “there ought to also be no doubt about our decision to safeguard India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Mr Singh told parliament as it resumed after more than five months.
The duplicated Congress attacks on the issue made it a prime subject for a federal government statement as parliament resumed for monsoon session on Monday.
However, the government’s refusal to a discussion after the minister’s statement, in view of the “level of sensitivity” of the matter, led to a Congress walkout.
The celebration, which had consistently required that the government explain the “genuine scenario” in Ladakh, on Tuesday carried placards that read, “We want a discussion on China and PM need to address”.
As the Speaker refused to enable the celebration’s leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Chowdhury to speak, the Congress members staged a walkout to register their demonstration.
The face-off with China had quickly intensified and on June 15, 20 Indian soldiers were eliminated in the line of duty – a first in more than 4 decades. Even after that, there have been repeated attempts by the Chinese troops to regain the heights occupied by the Indian soldiers.