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India China face-off in Ladakh: Rahul Gandhi names Indian PM ‘Surrender Modi’

Earlier Rahul Gandhi said, "Why is the PM silent? Why is he hiding?

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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi continues to criticize Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Sunday he refers to him as “Surrender Modi” for backing off in the face of the Ladakh clash between the Indian and Chinese troops that took place earlier this week.

While sharing an article of Japanese publication that criticized Modi’s foreign policy and how his government had dealt with China, in a tweet Rahul Gandhi said, “Narendra Modi Is actually Surender Modi”.

Questioning the death of Indian soldiers’ death, he said, “PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression. If the land was Chinese: 1. Why were our soldiers killed? 2. Where were they killed?

 

Earlier on Wednesday, in a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “Why is the PM silent? Why is he hiding? Enough is enough. We need to know what has happened. How dare China kill our soldiers? How dare they take our land?”.

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed and more than 70 injured in a deadly face-off with Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh, on June 15th.

Ladakh has become the site of the deadliest clash in half a century between the two nuclear-armed giants.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a statement tried to downplay Monday’s clash  clash with Chinese troops, saying, “Nobody has intruded into our border, neither is anybody there now nor have our posts been captured.”

Modi’s government blamed the Chinese side for seeking to build structures “just across the Line of Actual Control (LAC)”, as the demarcation is known, and refusing India’s request to stop.

India will not allow any unilateral changes to the disputed border, said the statement.

However, on Saturday China said that the Indian troops deployed in the Ladakh region violated an agreement between the two countries when they crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC)  that resulted in more than 20 Indian soldiers being killed earlier this week.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian accused Indian troops of a “deliberate provocation” in the tense Himalayan area.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.