Vivid News 24: Rahul Gandhi’s comment that “China is preparing for war while the Indian government is sleeping” was criticized by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday. He claimed that the Indian Army is not being sent out on the Gandhi scion’s orders.
This is India’s largest-ever LAC deployment, according to Jaishankar, who stated it was made to offset China’s deployments, which have significantly increased since 2020. “The resolve of the Indian Army is to deploy the Army to thwart any attempt to unilaterally change the LAC. Army won’t be sent there if we were in denial.
The Foreign Minister continued by claiming that Gandhi did not instruct the Indian forces to travel to the LAC. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a BJP spokesperson, had earlier stated: “This is India under Modi, the new India. Any critic of the nation now receives a commensurate response.”
It should be noted that on December 9, Indian and Chinese troops engaged in combat along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh, resulting in a few minor wounded for both sides.
Rahul Gandhi had previously said that the Indian government was dozing off while China was gearing up for war. Gandhi stated earlier that day that he could “clearly sense the threat of China. I’ve been quite clear about this for the past two to three years, but the government is trying to ignore and hide it. This threat cannot be disregarded or hid. The Indian administration is asleep, judging by their active offensive planning that is taking place in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
“The Chinese government is preparing, but the government does not want to hear this. War preparations are being made. It is for war, not for the incursion. If you observe their weaponry, you will notice that they are preparing for battle. According to the previous speaker of the House of Representatives, “our government covers this and cannot accept it.”