India-China Conflict at Tawang: Defence Minister Holds To-Levels Meets


On Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh instructed Lok Sabha about the clash between India and the Chinese forces in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh. The minister said that China imperiously tried to change the status quo in Arunachal. However, the Indian troops forced them to retreat to their side of the border.

While talking in parliament, the defence minister said there were no severe injuries or casualties on the Indian side. He also stated, “This matter has also been taken up with China through diplomatic channels. I want to assure the House that our forces are committed to guarding our borders and ready to thwart any attempt that will be made to challenge it”.

Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of senior military officials over the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh. According to reports, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Anil Chauhan, and all three service chiefs were present at the meeting. The defence minister received updates on the clash between troops of both sides in Tawang.

Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala gave a Suspension of Business Notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss the India-China face-off in Tawang.

TMC has also submitted a notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha, asking the government to present a statement today in Parliament on the clash.

Congress has urged the Prime Minister to make a statement and have a discussion in the House.

Congress MP Manish Tewari gave adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha. Tewari, in the statement, said, “I wish to draw the attention of the government to the grave border situation with China emerging from the Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh. These clashes took place at a nullah along the LAC near a point called the Yangtze in Eastern Tawang.”

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi also gave notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 176 for short duration discussion on the present border situation along the India-China border.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge took a swipe at the Centre and said that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be “honest” as national security issues would not politicise it.

Mallikarjun Kharge tweeted, “Again, our Indian Army soldiers have been provoked by the Chinese. Our jawans fought in a resolute manner, and a few of them were injured too. We are one with the nation on the issues of National Security and would not like to politicise it. But Modi Government should be honest”.


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