Rajnath Singh: India will not give an inch of land to China
He said the NDA government will never compromise on the country’s pride and reputation at any cost. The defence minister also said that the Russia-Ukraine conflict has shown that if war takes place in any part of the world, it will have to be fought between the parties engaged and no third country would get involved easily. The eastern Ladakh border standoff began in early May 2020 following violent clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in the Pangong Tso area.
As a result of a series of military talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process last year on the north and south banks of the Pangong lake and in the Gogra area. However, the face-off continues in certain friction points. The defence minister said friction between troops of the two sides takes place largely because of China’s perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
About the ceasefire with Pakistan along the Line of Control, Singh said it has been in force for over a year. “Earlier, Pakistan used to violate ceasefire after entering into it earlier. It has been over a year since the ceasefire came into force but Pakistan has not been able to muster the courage to violate it. It is working,” Singh said while talking about India’s stature. The defence minister also said that the Left-wing extremism is in its lowest level now. The cycle of violence has almost come to an end in the North Eastern region as well. PTI