Parliament Highlights: Indian forces will forcefully counter Chinese aggression, says Rajnath Singh

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Updated: September 15, 2020 5:34:52 pm

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that China's violent conduct along LAC is violation of all existing agreements.

parliament liveParliament. The Monsoon Session began on Monday with strict Covid-19 protocols in place. (File pic)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that China does not accept customary and peripheral alignment of Sino-India border. Speaking on the floor of the Lok Sabha, Singh said that peace and tranquility along border have impact on India-China bilateral relations. He informed that since April, “we have seen increase in troops and weapons deployment along LAC in Ladakh”. About June 15 face-off in Galwan Valley, he said that Indian forces inflicted heavy casualties on Chinese forces. “China’s violent conduct along LAC is violation of all existing agreements,” he said. The Defence Minister assured that Indian forces will forcefully counter all Chinese aggressive action along the border, adding that New Delhi is committed to peacefully resolve border stand-off with China. The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday with strict Covid-19 precautions in place, including staggered sittings of both Houses and social distancing between MPs. The Rajya Sabha is functioning from 9 am to 1 pm and Lok Sabha from 3 pm to 7 pm daily without any break. There will be a total of 18 sittings. The session will culminate on October 1. A total of 47 items have been identified for being taken up during the Monsoon Session. This includes 45 Bills and two financial items. The Budget Session was curtailed in March in view of Covid-19 outbreak.

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