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Rahul Gandhi says Modi bowed to Chinese pressure, cites report of shelving new army unit

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to attack PM Modi and tagged a media report which claimed that the army has decided to shelve all new “raisings” for a China-specific Mountain Strike Corps due to financial constraints.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2018 16:55 IST
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Rahul Gandhi mocked PM Modi saying his ‘no agenda’ China visit had a ‘Chinese hidden agenda’.(PTI/File Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday cited a media report to hit out at Narendra Modi’s visit to China in April, saying that never in India’s history has a prime minister “capitulated to pressure from a foreign power as this one has”.

Gandhi, who took to Twitter to attack the prime minister, tagged a media report which claimed that the army has decided to shelve all new “raisings” for a China-specific Mountain Strike Corps due to financial constraints.

“Our PM’s ‘no agenda’ China visit, clearly had a ‘Chinese hidden agenda’ which is now unravelling. Never before in India’s history has a PM capitulated to pressure from a foreign power, as this one has. This is BJP nationalism on full display,” he tweeted.

PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held an unprecedented two-day informal summit in Wuhan city in April during which they decided to issue “strategic guidance” to their militaries to strengthen communications to build trust and understanding.

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 16:55 IST