Amidst a disagreement between the Congress and the BJP over the face-off with China, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday mentioned issues of nationwide safety should not be politicised and added one can not overlook China had captured about 45,000 sq kms of Indian land after the 1962 battle.
Mr Pawar’s feedback got here in response to a question about Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s cost that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had surrendered Indian territory to the Chinese language aggression.
The NCP chief additionally mentioned the Galwan Valley incident in Ladakh can not instantly be labelled as a failure of Defence Minister, as Indian troopers have been alert throughout patrolling.
Talking to reporters right here, the previous Union minister mentioned all the episode is “delicate” in nature. It was China which performed the provocateur within the Galwan Valley, he mentioned.
Twenty Indian troopers have been killed in a violent conflict with their Chinese language counterpart in japanese Ladakh on the night time of June 15.
The previous defence minister additional mentioned India had been setting up a street in Galwan Valley inside its limits meant for communication functions. “What occurred was they (the Chinese language troops) tried to
encroach on our street and have been pushed bodily. It was not anyone’s failure. If anyone comes (inside your territory) when you are patrolling, they might come at any time. We can not say it’s the failure of the Defence Minister sitting in Delhi,” Mr Pawar mentioned.
Patrolling was on there. There was combat, which suggests you have been alert. Had you not been, you wouldn’t even have realised when the they (Chinese language troops) got here and went.
Therefore, I do not assume it’s proper to make such an allegation at this juncture,” he mentioned.
Responding to the allegation raised by Rahul Gandhi, Mr Pawar mentioned one can not overlook that China captured round 45,000 sq km of India’s land, after the 1962 battle between the 2 international locations.
“That land remains to be with China. I do not know in the event that they (China) have encroached on some space now once more. However once I make an allegation, I must also see what had occurred once I was there (in energy). If such huge land was encroached upon then, it can’t be ignored. It’s a matter of nationwide safety and it shouldn’t be politicised is what I really feel,” he mentioned.