MoD admits Chinese intrusion, Rahul questions PM
August 06, 2020  14:26
After the defence ministry's acknowledgement of Chinese troops' transgressions into the Indian territory in different parts of eastern Ladakh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked why the prime minister was lying over the issue.

"Why is the PM lying?" a tweet by the Wayanad MP, which also had an English newspaper's article over the defence ministry's acknowledgement embedded, read.

Gandhi has time and again raised the issue, especially since the Galwan valley clash which led to 20 Indian Army personnel losing their lives in a violent face-off with Chinese troops.

The defence ministry, in an official document listing out the major activities of the department in June, acknowledged Chinese transgressions in Indian territory in different parts of eastern Ladakh including Pangong Tso, Gogra and Kungrang Nala areas.

"Chinese aggression has been increasing along the LAC and more particularly in Galwan valley since 5th May 2020. Chinese side transgressed into the areas of Kugrang Nala, Gogra and north bank of Pangong Tso lake on May 17 -18 2020," the defence ministry said.

The document was uploaded on the ministry's website very recently and it is the first time that the Rajnath Singh-led Ministry has admitted officially about the transgressions by the Chinese troops. -- ANI
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