In a recent tweet, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched another attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the recent engagement of India China soldiers on the LAC alleging that “some one is lying” about the ground situation at the LAC. “Ladakhis say: China took our land. PM says: Nobody took our land. Obviously, someone is lying,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
The congress leader’s tweet came on the day when Prime Minister Modi made a surprise visit to Leh and other forward locations on barely 18 days after a violent face-off with the Chinese army in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff and the Indian Army chief, the Prime Minister reviewed the ground security situation.
Modi reached Ladakh early morning on Friday and was briefed by the Army, Air Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at one of the forward locations in Nimu, located at 11,000 feet above sea level. Nimu is among the tough terrains, surrounded by the Zanskar range and on the banks of the Indus.
Addressing soldiers at Nimu, Modi paid glowing tributes to the 20 Indian soldiers killed in the Galwan Valley, saying tales of their bravery and valour were echoing in every part of the country. “Your courage is higher than the heights where you are serving today… Not only me, the entire nation believes in you. We all are proud of you,” he said.
“Ladakh is the head of the country. This is the symbol of pride for 130 crore citizens of India. This land belongs to the people who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice,” said Modi. Seeing women Army officers in the front row, the PM said: “I am looking at women soldiers in front of me. In the battlefield at the border, this view is inspiring.”