By Trishna Das, Updated : Jun 17, 2020 15:38 IST
Indian-China violent face-off: Congress says PM Modi's silence is  'insult to Indian Soldiers'

India-China violent face-off: The whole country is at present mourning the loss of Indian soldiers in a violent face-off with Chinese troops on Monday. At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the high-altitude brawl with China. From celebrities to politicians and the general public, everyone has expressed grief over the death of the nation's soldiers, who work day and night to protect the Indian borders. However, PM Modi has not said anything regarding the incident. Taking an opportunity, Congress shared a tweet on social media slamming the Prime Minister for keeping mum even after the disastrous death of Indian soldiers at Ladakh.

On the other hand, PMO Twitter handle says, "In order to discuss the situation in the India-China border areas, Prime Minister @narendramodi has called for an all-party meeting at 5 PM on 19th June. Presidents of various political parties would take part in this virtual meeting." 

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Meanwhile, Anti-China protests have erupted across the country to condemn the killing of Army personnel in the Ladakh face-off. Congress cadres were spotted hanging an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tirunelveli to condemn the killing of 20 Indian army personnel at Ladakh. 

Moreover, China reportedly has said that it doesn't wish to see any more clashes with India. Major General level talks are being held between India and China in the Galwan valley to defuse the situation, as per ANI reports. India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took to his Twitter to share his condolences. 

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Reports say that the latest India-China border clash is the first deadly conflict in at least 45 years, which resulted to the death of 20 Indian soldiers including a commanding officer, and possibly 43 casualties including injuries on Chinese troops. This incident has pushed the India China bilateral relationship to an all-time low.