NCP chief Sharad Pawar stated on Tuesday that he was not stunned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ladakh, and reminded that Jawaharlal Nehru had additionally visited the area after the 1962 battle and so did then Defence Minister Yashwantrao Chavan.
Talking to reporters in Pune, Mr Pawar recalled that when he was the Defence Minister in 1993, he had gone to China and a treaty was signed, beneath which troopers from each the edges had been to be pulled again.
“No-weapon treaty was additionally signed. Through the all-party assembly with the PM, I had stated the (current) subject must be solved via diplomatic channels and we have to create worldwide stress on China,” he stated.
“I learn in newspapers that following dialogue via diplomatic channels, troopers from each side had been pulled again. If it’s so, then it’s good,” Mr Pawar added.
To a query about PM Modi’s go to to Ladakh after the clashes between Indian and Chinese language troopers in Galwan valley, Mr Pawar stated that in 1962, China defeated India in battle.
“However (then prime minister) Nehru had gone there. Even Yashwantrao Chavan, who was defence minister, too had gone to the China border and boosted the morale of the forces.
“When there’s a battle state of affairs between two nations and forces are concerned, the nation’s management has to make sure that the morale of the forces is boosted. I’m not stunned that he (Modi) went there,” Mr Pawar stated.