Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

India should be tough with China on Ladakh issue: Yashwant Sinha

IANS  New Delhi, April 23, 2013
First Published: 14:49 IST(23/4/2013) | Last Updated: 14:59 IST(23/4/2013)

Soft policies towards China will not work, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha said on Tuesday and asked the government to take "very firm steps" to deal with the reported Chinese incursion in Ladakh region.

Advertisement

Stating that it was "a very serious issue", the former union minister told reporters: "Government of India should take very firm steps."

He accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of following a soft policy towards China and said such an approach would not work.

Sinha, a BJP MP from Hazaribagh, also accused the government of being "weak" and said everybody was taking it for a ride.

He said Chinese troops had not only intruded but were staying put.

Government sources said on Saturday that India and China were in touch over reports of an incursion by Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh and noted that it was an area where there were "differing perceptions" of the Line of Actual Control. They said such incidents were resolved peacefully.

According to reports, troops of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) ventured 10km inside the Indian territory in the Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in eastern Ladakh and set up a post on the intervening night of April 15-16.

About 100 personnel were deployed in the area at an altitude of about 17,000 feet.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has written to the central government, voicing its concern over the "deep incursion of Chinese troops on this side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh".


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

Delhi shivers at 2.6 degrees C on season's coldest day; fog hits flights

Delhi recorded on Sunday the lowest temperature of the season with the mercury dipping to 2.6 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, with dense fog affecting 55 flights and about 70 trains.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved