Rajnath Singh to address Parliament on China border row today
New Delhi : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be addressing the parliament on the India-China border row today, as mentioned in the parliament's list of business for the day. As per the list, he is likely to speak in the house at around 3 pm - at the beginning of the proceedings in the Lok Sabha.
The NDA government has been attacked several times by the Congress over the stand-off with China at the Line of Actual Control.
Asked whether a statement will be made on the India-China stand-off, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had said keeping in mind the "sensitivities of the situation, and the strategic points", the government will take a decision. The leaders, he had said, would be briefed at a meeting on Tuesday.
Amid repeated effort from PLA to grab the Indian region, the government has been trying to resolve the issue diplomatically since April. The matter sharply escalated in June, with 20 Indian soldiers being killed in the line of duty on June 15 - a first in more than four decades.
Twice over the last three weeks, Chinese troops had engaged in provocative action in the south bank Pangong Tso, a glacial lake.
But India was able to "prevent these attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo" at the LAC, the Foreign Ministry had said.
Rahul Gandhi has been a constant critic of the NDA government, and demanded the revelation of the actual situation at LAC.