V K Singh’s LAC remarks: Cong seeks Govt’s statement

The Congress on Wednesday sought a statement from the government on the latest situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where Indian and Chinese troops have been in a standoff for nine months.

“Former Army chief V K Singh, who is now a Union Minister, has made a statement which has been widely published in the newspapers about LAC transgressions. If it has happened, it’s fine, but why should we keep boasting about it? Now China has picked that up; it has given our neighbour a chance to tarnish our image,” Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha.

Pointing out that India’s official stand is that it has not transgressed anyone’s borders, Chowdhury said the government should be careful that no one makes such a statement to weaken the country. “I request the Defence Minister to throw some light on the latest situation on the LAC and on the minister’s statement,” he said.

In Madurai Sunday, Minister of State (Road Transport and Highways) General V K Singh (retired), said: “With China our border has never been demarcated. One. Two, over a period of time, there have been transgressions where China says this is my perception of the Line of Actual Control. Similarly, none of you come to know how many times we have transgressed that as per our perception. We don’t announce it, Chinese media doesn’t cover it, right. But let me assure you, if China has transgressed ten times, we must have done it at least 50…

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