| New Delhi |
Updated: December 15, 2020 5:49:20 am
China indulged in “unprovoked aggression” in eastern Ladakh but Indian troops demonstrated “exemplary courage” and “forced them to go back”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.
Speaking at an event organised by FICCI, Singh said that “the unprovoked aggression on our Himalayan frontiers is a reminder of how the world is changing, how existing agreements are being challenged, how power is being asserted not just in the Himalayas but across the Indo-Pacific, and how uncertain the future of the region and world could be in this backdrop”.
He stated that “there is big build-up of armed forces” at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.
“In these testing times our forces have shown exemplary courage and remarkable fortitude. They fought the PLA with utmost bravery and forced them to go back. The coming generations of this nation will be proud of what our forces have managed to achieve this year. Whenever there is a situation at the LAC, the most obvious outcome is a comparison between India and China’s military strength. But I don’t want to dwell on that. There can be a serious debate on…