China’s Attempt to Unilaterally Alter Status Quo at LAC Not Acceptable, Rajnath Singh Tells Lok Sabha

File photo of Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha

15 SEP 2020 Briefing the Parliament about the ongoing standoff between the two militaries in Ladakh, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Indian Army has repeatedly foiled China’s attempts to change the status quo at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and that the Indian forces are fully geared and “prepared to deal with all contingencies”.

Singh said while India is fully determined to defend its borders, it has also through high-level meetings with Chinese counterparts proposed several measures that, if implemented, could de-escalate tensions at the LAC. Talking about the conduct of the Indian troops at the LAC, Singh said, “Our brave soldiers laid down their lives and also inflicted costs including casualties on the Chinese side. Throughout, our soldiers behaved with composure where it was required and with valour where it was needed.”

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