New Delhi– Stepping up his attack on the government over the border tension with China, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that India would pay a huge price for the government’s “cowardly actions”.
“China has taken our land and GOI is behaving like Chamberlain. This will further embolden China. India is going to pay a huge price because of GOI’s cowardly actions,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
He also attached a short video of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing soldiers in Ladakh. Singh can be heard saying, “while there is no guarantee that talks can resolve tensions, not an inch of our land can be taken by any power in the world”.
Gandhi has been critical of the Narendra Modi government’s handling of the border issues.
On Friday, he issued a video message sharing his thoughts on why China chose to be aggressive now and alleged that the prime minister’s “indiscretions” had weakened the country and left it vulnerable.
He hit out at the government saying that over the last six years, India has been “disturbed and disrupted” with regard to its foreign policy and economy.
The Indian and Chinese troops were locked in a bitter standoff in multiple locations in eastern Ladakh since May 5. The tension escalated manifold after the violent clashes in Galwan Valley.
Following a series of diplomatic and military talks, the two sides began a mutual disengagement process at most of the friction points from July 6.
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