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Borders of India will remain intact: Nadda

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves the Prime Minister’s 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence in New Delhi on June 16, 2020 after briefing Narendra Modi on the India-China face-off along the border in Ladakh.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves the Prime Minister’s 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence in New Delhi on June 16, 2020 after briefing Narendra Modi on the India-China face-off along the border in Ladakh.   | Photo Credit: PTI

BJP president J.P. Nadda on Tuesday asserted that the borders of India “will remain intact” and “are intact” under leadership of Prime Minister Modi. He was addressing a virtual rally for party workers in Kerala on Tuesday while making this reference to the India-China face off in East Ladakh which saw casualties for the first time in over four decades.

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“During the de-escalation process that was under way in Galwan Valley in Ladakh, a violent face off took place with the Chinese Army. The Indian Army gave a befitting reply, unfortunately we lost our three army men, I pay my humble tributes to them. We now have the political will to give a befitting reply,” he said.

Other leaders of the party described the face-off between Indian and Chinese forces in Eastern Ladakh as unprecedented, as for the first time in 45 years casualties, were registered, but added that the “picture on the Chinese side” was yet to emerge.

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Party general secretary in charge of organisation B.L. Santhosh tweeted out his response to the incident. “The Indian forces have engaged in an unprecedented face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso in Leh region. Indian efforts at building infrastructure in a never before scale increased Chinese worries. Our forces are resolute in forcing Chinese troops to retreat. In the process yesterday, we have lost three brave deshbhakts [patriots]. Veer Sadgati to the departed souls. The picture on the Chinese side is yet to emerge. It is still more huge,” he said.

He added that “now the efforts are on to diffuse the situation holding onto our stand and continuing our road building efforts. As a country its time to stand with our forces and government. Rest everything can wait.”

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Other party leaders like Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrashekhar too tweeted that it was time to stand with the armed forces in such a crisis.

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