As the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Indian-Chinese border in Ladakh region has been showcasing the disturbing developments as the armed troops of the two-nuclear armed neighbors held a violent face-off and clash at the border that resulted in more casualties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for the all-party meet to discuss the situation at the border amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
According to the statement from the Prime Minister's office, Narendra Modi would be convening the all-party meeting on June 19- Friday after the violent clash between the troops had killed 20 Indian soldiers in the last two days, leaving four army men under critical condition. The presidents of various political parties would be participating in the meet, which will be taking place virtually at 5 pm on Friday.
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.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 17, 2020
The developments have come after India had suffered 20 casualties in the border skirmish in the sequel of the five-week border dispute row. The clash happened on Monday night in the Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh and the face-off in the LAC had reported casualties for the first time since 1967. According to the reports, India has lost three soldiers including a colonel on Monday while dozens were injured.
On Tuesday, the Indian Army confirmed that 17 injured had died, while four are under the critical state. While the border dispute triggered the tensions, it also has spurred massive outrage across the country on the death of the Indian soldiers.
On Wednesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had convened a meet with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar and Chief of Army and he has also ordered stationing of more troops at the border.
#WATCH — I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not be in vain. India wants peace but it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated: PM Narendra Modi #IndiaChinaFaceOff pic.twitter.com/Z0ynT06dSz— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
Earlier on Wednesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has asked the Prime Minister why he is silent. The Congress leader further demanded the Prime Minister to let the nation know what has happened. ANI had reported that the Major General level talks are being held between India and China in the Galwan Valley to further defuse the situation at the border.