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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Admits “Sizeable Number” Of Chinese Troops In Eastern Ladakh

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In a first candid admission that the stand- off with China in Ladakh is very serious in nature , Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has according to a news agency report has said a “sizeable number” of Chinese troops have moved into areas in eastern Ladakh which China claimed are its territory and India has taken all necessary steps to deal with the situation.

Singh said a meeting between senior Indian and Chinese military leaders has been scheduled for June 6 even as he asserted that India is not going to back off from its position.

“Whatever is happening at present… It is true that people of China are on the border. They claim that it is their territory. Our claim is that it is our area. There has been a disagreement over it. A sizeable number of Chinese people have come there. India has done what it needs to do. (Filhaal ki jo ghatna hain, yeh baat sacch hain ki seema par iss samay Cheen ke log bhi (hei)- unka daava hain ki – hamara seema yahan tak hain. Bharat ka yeh daava hain ki hamari seema yahan tak hain),” he said.

According to reports, significant numbers of Chinese troops have been camping in the Indian side of the LAC in Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso.

The defence minister said China should think about the issue seriously so that it can be resolved soon.

Manish Tewari, senior Congress leader and former I&B Minister reacted to Rajnath admission a in a tweet

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