New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asserted that he has the courage to discuss the issue of the border standoff between Indian and Chinese militaries in the Lok Sabha.
Speaking on the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and other achievements in the space sector in the lower house, Mr. Singh talked about the country’s border security and the role of science in protecting the nation’s frontier.
While Defence Minister was speaking, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury referred to the border standoff with China. The Defence Minister responded that he has the courage to discuss the issue.
“Puri Himmat Hain (I have full courage). I am ready for a discussion, I have the confidence to discuss it,” he asserted. The ties between India and China have been under severe strain since the deadly clashes in Galwan Valley in June 2020.
The Indian and Chinese troops are locked in an over three-year confrontation in certain friction points in eastern Ladakh even as the two sides completed disengagement from several areas following extensive diplomatic and military talks.
India has been consistently maintaining that peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) were key for normalisation of overall ties.