Congress ups ante on Modi on India-China issue

New Delhi: The Congress has once again come down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the India-China border tension issue.

The opposition party also dragged in National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his son, Shaurya Doval, into its verbal duel with the BJP.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said ‘questions will be asked’ of the Prime Minister, in view of new satellite images of incursions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.

He said that in the backdrop of the new reports on Chinese incursions, the Prime Minister must answer ‘whether our borders are safe, have their been any incursions, can the Indian Army continue patrolling on June 25 in areas of Ladakh where it was patrolling prior to 1 April.’

He said these questions are being asked by retired Indian Army Generals, strategic experts and the Opposition but “instead of responding, Modi is giving a clean chit to the Chinese by saying that they did not intrude into our territory.”

Talking about NSA Ajit Doval and his son, Shaurya Doval, Khera said, “we wish to know the role of India Foundation in all this (India Foundation is a think tank of which the NSA is a founder)… Shaurya Doval and the India Foundation keep visiting countries like China despite the existence of official diplomatic channels. Who does Shaurya Doval meet during these visits and has India gained anything from his visits?”

 

NT Bureau