On December 9 Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed in Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh in a first such incident happened since the Ladakh Galwan valley standoff in 2020.
However, there was no casualties reported in the incident but the issue became a hot topic in the Winter Session of Parliament.
On Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing the issue in the Parliament accused the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of attempting to transgress the line of actual control (LAC) “and unilaterally change the status quo”.
Meanwhile, the Opposition further demanded a clarification on Mr Rajnath’s statement but they were not allowed for the same. Afterwards, MPs of Congress and other opposition parties walked out of the Rajya Sabha.
“The Chinese attempt was contested by our troops in a firm and resolute manner. The ensuing face-off led to a physical scuffle in which the Indian army bravely prevented the PLA from transgressing into our territory and compelled them to return to their posts,” said the Defence Minister on the clash.
He also said that although there were some injuries on both the sides but there were no casualties during the clash.
On the other hand, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that no one can acquire an inch of Indian land until the Modi government is in power. He also claimed that the real reason behind Congress’s opposition is not the clash but the cancellation of FCRA registration of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
The Congress spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi requested the centre to disclose the complete truth as it alleged that the statements made by the Defence Minister were incomplete. The grand old party even alleged the centre of diverting the public attention by raising other issues like FCRA registration.
As per the information, China has alleged that Indian soldiers have illegally entered the Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang region and restricted Chinese soldiers leading to a new stand-off.
Amid the incident, the Indian Air Force has announced that it will conduct an aerial exercise across the Eastern Sector of the country on December 15 and 16. Helicopters, fighter jets, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and transport aircraft are likely to take part in the exercise.