Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India is dedicated to a peaceable resolution of the present border stand-off with China in Ladakh but any attempt to unilaterally alter the established order by the neighbouring country is unacceptable.
Making a observation in Lok Sabha, Singh also said the Indian Army has inflicted heavy costs including casualties on the Chinese side right through the conflict with the PLA at the Galwan valley on June 15.
The defence minister said since April, buildup of troops and armaments by the Chinese side has been witnessed in the border areas adjacent to eastern Ladakh.
He said in early May, the Chinese side had taken action to hinder the normal, traditional patrolling sample of Indian troops in the Galwan Valley area, which resulted in a face-off.
Singh said even as this situation was once being addressed by the ground commanders as per the provisions of the bilateral agreements and protocol, in mid-May the Chinese side made several attempts to transgress the LAC in other parts of the Western Sector.
“This included Kongka La, Gogra and North Bank of Pangong Lake. These attempts were detected early and in consequence responded to as it should be by our armed forces.
“We made it lucid to the Chinese side both through diplomatic and military channels that China was once, by such actions, making an attempt to unilaterally alter the established order. It was once categorically conveyed that this was once unacceptable,” he said.
After Singh’s observation, the Congress wanted to bring sure issues which was once not allowed by Speaker Om Birla. Unhappy with this, Congress walked out of the House.