Rahul Gandhi slams Modi government: Why were soldiers sent unarmed to martydom?
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned why Indian soldiers were sent “unarmed to martyrdom” in Ladakh and the way dare China kill them, each day after asking the defence minister why he didn’t name China in his tweet and why it took him two days to condole the deaths of 20 Army personnel.
Gandhi also shared on Twitter an interview of a retired military officer who has worked within the area where the India-China violent stand-off happened on Monday night.
The former Congress president has been questioning the govt over the martyrdom of Indian soldiers and has demanded answers from the prime minister. On Wednesday, he asked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh why did he “insult” the military by not naming China over the killing of Indian soldiers in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
“If it had been so painful: Why insult Indian Army by not naming China in your tweet? Why take 2 days to condole? Why address rallies as soldiers were being martyred,” he said.
On Thursday, he added, “How dare China kill our UNARMED soldiers? Why were our soldiers sent UNARMED to martyrdom.”
Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a colonel, were killed during a clash with Chinese troops within the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the most important military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff within the region.
The clash in Galwan Valley on Monday night is that the biggest confrontation between the 2 militaries after their 1967 clashes in Nathu La in 1967 when India lost around 80 soldiers while over 300 Chinese army personnel were killed.
The India-China border dispute covers the three ,488-km-long LAC. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as a part of southern Tibet, while India contests it.
On Wednesday morning, the defence minister tweeted, “The loss of soldiers in Galwan is deeply disturbing and painful. Our soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour within the line of duty and sacrificed their lives within the highest traditions of the Indian Army.”(FA9News)