Days after calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi weak for not mentioning H1-B visa during his meeting with the US President Donald Trump, Congress vice-president has once again attacked the PM. Rahul Gandhi who recently returned to India from his vacation in Italy, this time called out PM Modi for staying silent about China amidst the Sikkim standoff. “Why is our Prime Minister silent on China?” wrote Rahul Gandhi on his Twitter account on Friday afternoon. In a similar incident on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi had posted, “India has a weak PM”. With this tweet, Rahul had questioned Narendra Modi for not mentioning the issue of H-1B visas and remaining silent on the use of word Indian-administered Kashmir by the US state department.
This tweet came at a time when India and China are engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a construction party of the Chinese Army attempted to build a road. The recent tension is over the Dokalam region which is known as Dokla La in India but China claims that it is a part of the Donglang region belonging to it. News agency PTI reported on Thursday that Chinese Army is carrying out exercises simulating real battle scenarios at high-altitude areas in Tibet, testing new equipment, including a light battle tank.
According to the agency, the exercise was conducted at an altitude of about 5,100 metres and besides testing new equipments also involved conducting live firing exercises. Last week, Chinese Defence spokesman Colonel Wu Qin told the media here that the trials of the tank, reportedly weighing about 35 tonnes, were taking place during military exercises.
Meanwhile, the meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Jinping at the G20 Summit was called of by China saying that atmosphere is not right for it. However, on the first day of the Summit PM Modi promised full cooperation and best wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping for the upcoming BRICS Summit in China. Even Jinping responded positively by appreciating India’s strong resolve against terrorism and success on economic growth.