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Parliament LIVE: Our Forces Capable of Facing Any Challenge, Says Rajnath Singh on Chinese Incursion

News18.com | December 4, 2019, 2:57 PM IST
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Parliament LIVE: Home Minister Amit Shah today said the government was working towards a law to curb incidents of mob lynching in the country. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, speaking in Lok Sabha on Chinese incursion, said forces of both sides knew how to contain the situation.

The reaction came after Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury asked about Chinese incursion. "Pakistan shelters terrorists and China shelters Pakistan. China has started sending ships till Andaman & Nicobar. We keep an aggression in our voice when it comes to Pakistan, then why are we soft towards China?" he asked.
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Rajnath Singh, further says, "There is no mutually agreed Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. Due to different perceptions of the LAC, sometimes incidents of incursion occur, I accept it. Sometimes the Chinese Army enters here and sometimes our people go over there. India is developing infrastructure like roads, tunnels, railway lines, and air fields on the China border to ensure the unity, security, and sovereignty of the country." 

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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: Pakistan shelters terrorists and China shelters Pakistan. China has started sending ships till Andaman and Nicobar. We keep an aggression in our voice when it comes to Pakistan, then why are we balanced soft towards China?

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha: I would like to assure the House that our forces are vigilant and protecting our borders. Our forces are fully capable of facing any challenge, nobody should have a doubt about it.

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Parliament LIVE: Our Forces Capable of Facing Any Challenge, Says Rajnath Singh on Chinese Incursion
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Image: LSTV/PTI)

To this, Singh responded: "I would like to assure the House that our forces are vigilant and protecting our borders. Our forces are fully capable of facing any challenge, nobody should have a doubt about it."

He added: "There is no mutually agreed Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. Due to different perceptions of the LAC, sometimes incidents of incursion occur, I accept it. Sometimes the Chinese Army enters here and sometimes our people go over there. India is developing infrastructure like roads, tunnels, railway lines, and air fields on the China border to ensure the unity, security, and sovereignty of the country."
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