New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today made a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the ongoing border row between India and China in eastern Ladakh. Thereafter, opposition leaders were given a chance to speak on the issue while Singh offered clarification on their questions simultaneously. Also Read - Rajnath Singh Unveils New Defence Acquisition Procedure to Boost Indigenous Military Production
Earlier Tuesday, Singh had made a statement in the Lok Sabha, saying Beijing has been very clearly conveyed that any attempt to “unilaterally” change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control is not at all acceptable, and that India’s armed forces are ready to deal with “all contingencies” in the high-altitude region. Also Read - 'Rajya Sabha Footage Shreds Government’s Version', Oppn Comes Down Heavily on Govt; Dy Chairman Issues Clarification
The Home Ministry on Wednesday said that there has been no infiltration reported along India-China border during last six months. In a written reply to an unstarred question ‘whether it is a fact that the cases of infiltration from Pakistan and China has increased during the last six months’, Minister of State for home affairs Nityanand Rai had said, “No infiltration has been reported along Indo-China border during the last six months”. Also Read - Despite Farmer Protests, Opposition Uproar, President Signs All Three Farm Bills Passed in Parliament
The Congress has alleged that government is not speaking in one voice. Two revelations expose the lies, double-speak, hoodwinking and hypocrisy of the Narendra Modi-led government on the issue of the ongoing border tensions with China on the eastern border in area such as South Pangong, Razun La and the finger area, the Opposition party said yesterday.
Notably, the 18-day Parliament session is being held amid unprecedented precautionary measures against COVID-19 due to a continuing spike in cases. All MPs have been asked to undergo a COVID test and only those with a negative report are being allowed to sit in the session.