The Government of India on Friday issued a statement saying that as a result of finalizing an agreement with China to repel troops in the Pangong Lake Agreement area in eastern Ladakh, from any region Has not dropped the claim. The government’s statement comes after the press conference of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in which he alleged that the BJP government at the Center gave a piece of Bharat Mata to China. At the same time, he also raised questions about this agreement.
On the allegations of the Congress MP, the Ministry of Defense issued a strongly worded statement that the national interest of the country and the Indian region in the East Ladakh sector has been effectively protected, because the government has taken on the strength of the armed forces. Have shown complete confidence. The statement said that those who doubt the achievements achieved by the sacrifices of our military personnel, are actually disrespecting them (the martyred soldiers). The Ministry has given some specific clarification in the statement and said that to say that the Indian territory is up to Finger 4 is completely wrong. As the Indian territory is displayed in the map of India, it also includes that more than 43,000 square kilometers area has been under illegal occupation of China since 1962.
The Defense Ministry further said in its statement that even according to Indian perception, the Line of Actual Control, LAC is on Finger 8 (Finger 8) and not on Finger 4 (Finger 4). This is the reason why India has been consistently asserting the right to patrol Finger 8, which is also included in the current agreement with China. The statement said that India has not relinquished any claim to any area as a result of the agreement. On the contrary, it ensured respect for the LAC and has unilaterally prevented any change in the status quo.
The ministry also said that the outposts on both sides on the northern bank of Pangong Lake are already there and are functioning well. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi said in the press conference on Friday morning that the government had forgotten its old stand. In front of China, Narendra Modi bowed his head, bowed down. Our land is up to Finger 4. Modi has handed over the land from Finger 3 (Finger 3) to Finger 4 (Finger 4) which was the sacred land of India. Let us know that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told both the houses of parliament on Thursday that there has been an agreement with China for the withdrawal of forces on the north and south sides of Pangong Lake and India has not lost anything in this conversation.