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Lesson from the killing of Indian soldiers in Galwan

Lesson from the killing of Indian soldiers in Galwan Protesters take part in an anti-China demonstration near India Gate in New Delhi on June 17, 2020. - India and China agreed on June 17 to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border, even as they traded blame for a brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
Sahil Mishra
New Delhi   ●   Thu, July 9, 2020

Remarks by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the All-Party meeting on June 19, 2020 have been selectively used by those wanting to misrepresent the current situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China.

The PM clearly stated that “the entire country is hurt and angry at the steps taken by China at LAC”. This is the point on which the entire government and nation are clear, as was made clear by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar during his telephonic conversation with his Chinese counterpart that the Chinese side’s “premeditated and planned action” in Galwan Valley was directly responsible for the resulting violence and death of at least 20 Indian soldiers. 

China’s coercive diplomacy, aggressive action along the LAC, and its overall attitude on taking responsibility for originating the coro...

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