Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the government should come out clean on the situation arising at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and inform the citizen about what is happening there.
There have been reports of a stand-off between the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army in the area.
Top military sources quoted by PTI have said that India has further increased its strength in Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley – the two contentious areas where Chinese army is learnt to have been deploying around 2,000 to 2,500 troops, besides gradually enhancing temporary infrastructure.
Addressing a press conference through video conferencing, Rahul Gandhi said: “The details of what happened along the border, the government should share with the people.”
He said, what happened with Nepal and why, what is happening in Ladakh should be made clear.
“I cannot see transparency. The issue of Ladakh and China is a live issue. Transparency is required,” he said.
He was responding to a question on the face-off on LAC that was triggered the Chinese objected to road construction and development of infrastructure by India within the Indian territory.
He further said that till the time there is no transparency, till that time it would not good for him to speak. “If I have more information then I will share more details on it,” he added.
Amid tensions between India and China along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) there were reports that an Indian patrolling party was detained and later released by the Chines Army after a skirmish broke out between the two sides in Ladakh, earlier in May.
China has recently accused India of unilaterally attempting to change the status of the un-demarcated border in Ladakh after troops of the two countries were involved in scuffles at Ladakh and Sikkim in which more than ten of them were injured.
While, Indian armed forces have accused Chinese army of blocking patrols and unnecessarily erecting tents and deploying forces at Sikkim and Ladakh inside Indian territory on the LAC between the two countries.
In the first week of May, 250 Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed with iron rods, sticks, and even resorted to stone-pelting in the Pangong Tso lake area.