Congress blasts the administration for ceding 1,000 square kilometres to China

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The Congress party criticised the central government, alleging that it had ceded 1,000 square kilometres of Indian territory to China, and questioned when the status quo ante of April 2020 would be restored, a day after Indian and Chinese troops finished the disengagement process at Patrolling point 15 in the Gogra-Hot Springs region of eastern Ladakh.

“China has rejected India’s desire to reinstate the situation as it was in April 2020. Without a struggle, the prime minister gave China 1,000 sq km of land. Can the Indian government provide more details on how this region will be taken back? Rahul Gandhi, the head of the Congress, said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Speaking at a press conference, Supriya Shrinate, a spokesman for the Congress, charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with jeopardising national security.

“This is not the first time we have made buffer zones and disengaged from areas where we had been patrolling up to… Why are we forcing our army to fight back? She questioned, “Why is our army being forced to give up patrol points where we have been patrolling up until now?

She claimed that the Prime Minister had pledged to restore the pre-April 2020 status quo. “…Why are our foreign policy and national security at risk? Why has the Modi government done nothing significant to ensure that India’s national security is not jeopardised in the last 31 months of tension on our border with China? she questioned.