PM Modi calls all-party meeting on June 19 to discuss India-China border issue
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the tense situation brewing at India-China border. This comes after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a face-off with Chinese troops along the undefined Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, his office said on Wednesday.
20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in over six-hour long violent face off with Chinese troops along the undefined Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh.
Four Indian soldiers are in critical condition after the face-off, news agency ANI reported quoting sources.
“In order to discuss the situation in the India-China border areas, Prime Minister @narendramodi has called for an all-party meeting at 5 PM on 19th June. Presidents of various political parties would take part in this virtual meeting,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.
Indian Army has claimed that around 43 Chinese officials were also killed or seriously injured, citing radio intercepts and other intelligence.
The Indian Army has said in a statement that the troops have disengaged since Monday’s confrontation.