Congress on India-China stand-off: ‘Govt caught napping, has failed to implement pacts’

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi took a dig at the government for not having a full-time defence minister. “We either have a reluctant defence minister or a part-time defence minister.’’

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 4, 2017 4:10 am
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The Congress on Monday claimed that the government has been “caught napping” and has not been able to implement border accords signed with China. “I am not talking merely of destruction of a bunker here or a bunker there but this very serious eye ball to eye ball confrontation. This has been preceded by a humongous number of Chinese incursions and violations…’’ Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi. “In the last 45 days alone, 120 Chinese incursions which is almost at the rate of three a day… And so far this year there have been 240 incursions…”

Singhvi asked when will the government take strong corrective measures on national security for national interest with respect to border situation. He added that such a “serious stand-off” with China had not occurred in the last 55 years. Singhvi took a dig at the government for not having a full-time defence minister. “We either have a reluctant defence minister or a part-time defence minister.’’

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    Kushal Kumar
    Jul 10, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    This Vedic astrology writer's alerts for more care and appropriate strategy for India during year 2017 in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September" were issued widely to Indian news media last year in October - November 2016. While covering August -September or near about in year 2017 for India , the alert prediction reads like this : " AUGUST-SEPTEMBER OR NEAR ABOUT LOOKS TO BE PRESENTING WAR OR BIG TERROR , COULD ALSO BE THROUGH SEA". The place of India was indicated to be northern part like Leh Ladakh, which has come out to be somewhat indicative. This was with specific context of India only. Similar major worrisome concerns in the global context were expressed in this writer's article of 16 May 2017 - " Is World War III round the corner ?" - published in the Summer (June) 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly print Newsletter from North Port , Florida.
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    Rushil
    Jul 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Indian Army intervened in Bhutan to stop bullying and construction by Chinese. Stop dragging the army into politics. Let the army do what it does best - protect the nation What is this I am hearing nowadays about congress and it's allies criticizing the army chief and the army
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