In a televised meeting with the CMs statement, PM Narendra Modi said China did not intrude on the Indian frontiers in the deadly Galwan border clash that left 20 soldiers dead. Hashtag ModiSurrendersToChina trends on Twitter.
The Prime Minister’s apparently downplaying comment comes after not too long ago the PM was quoted as saying: “We have always tried that our differences should not turn into disputes. We never provoke anyone. But we can never compromise on the country’s integrity and sovereignty. We have always displayed power in protecting the country’s integrity and sovereignty.”
PM Modi commented: “Nobody has intruded into our border, neither is anybody there now, nor have our posts been captured,” referring to the recent Galwan valley dispute between India and China that escalated into a bloody conflict.
The comment comes at the end of a televised meeting with the State CMs to discuss the attack. This statement sounded contrasting to the Government’s previous statement given by Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The minister reportedly told a Chinese diplomat that the face-off was triggered after the Chinese PLA army tried to erect a structure on the Indian side of LAC.
Retired Lt Gen Rameshwar Roy responded to the PM’s comment by tweeting: “Today is very unfortunate Day !! I thank my three stars that I am retired n my son in not in the Army!”
I served my country (Indian flag) thru #IndianArmy over 4 decades. For what? Just 1 goal. To defend territorial integrity, borders & sovereignty of #India. I’m shattered 2 see India quietly accepting #China changing status of #LAC in #EasternLadakh. What a sad day 4 every soldier like me (sad emoji)” his subsequent tweet read.
“If, as (@narendramodi) said today, nobody entered Indian territory, what is all the fuss about? Why the military-to-military dialogue, why the diplomatic talks, why the military disengagement, why the deaths of 20 soldiers?” retired Ajay Shukla tweeted.
Twitter was quick to react on the PM’s statement
(Cover image courtesy of @narendramodi via Twitter)