Growing Chinese incursions in India are a matter of concern and government should take the challenge to national sovereignty seriously, a BJP member said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

As China is repeatedly showing ‘big brother’ attitude by taking objectionable and provocative steps, India should not remain a silent spectator as the actions of Beijing were a “challenge to our sovereignty”, Adityanath (BJP) said during the Zero Hour.

He claimed that the incursions, coupled with writing of Chinese inscriptions inside Indian territory, objecting to the Prime Minister’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh and support to divisive forces, were part of Beijing’s “strategic aim to encircle India“.

Adityanath also referred to the recent reports about Chinese troops stopping construction work on a Ladakh road, and said, “the Government should take the issue of incursions seriously as this was a matter which impinged national sovereignty“.

At one point, Speaker Meira Kumar told the member to bear in mind the sensitivity of the issue while speaking. When the member told her that the matter concerned national sovereignty, she observed that national sovereignty was the uppermost.

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