Amid the growing tensions between China and India, Member of Parliament from Ladakh Jamyang Namgyal has said that people of the region want a one-time solution, adding it was time for India to take back Aksai Chin.
“This is the India of 2020, not 1962…It’s time to take Aksai Chin back,” Ladakh MP Mr. Namgyal was quoted as saying by NDTV.
On Monday night–“in a violent face-off”–at least twenty Indian army personnel, including a Colonel, were reportedly killed. The face-off happened, as per the statement of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, “as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there.”
Mr. Namgyal further said, “PM Modi has said that the sacrifice of our soldiers won’t go in vain. Government’s message is clear.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was criticised for not speaking out on the killing of twenty army personnel in Galwan valley, has said that the “sacrifice of our jawans will not go in vain.”
“I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not be in vain,” said Prime Minister Modi, a day after twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, reportedly killed in the deadliest clash in the last 45 years between India and China in Galwan Valley.
“For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is the most important…India wants peace but it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated,” Mr. Modi added.