Prime Minister Narendra Modi has denied any Chinese incursion in eastern Ladakh before the violent LAC standoff on Monday night.
During the four hours long all-party meeting yesterday, Modi said, “Nobody has intruded into our border, neither is anybody there now nor have our posts been captured.”
“While India wants peace, the country will not compromise on sovereignty,” he added.
The statement by the Prime Minister contradicts the earlier statements released by the Indian Army and the MEA. On June 17, the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said that Chinese activity on the Indian side led to the Galwan Valley clash.
Anurag Srivastava, the spokesperson for MEA, had said, “While it was our expectation that this would unfold smoothly, the Chinese side departed from the consensus to respect the LAC in Galwan valley.”
In another statement, the MEA had said, “China sought to erect a structure on our side of LAC.”
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has raised questions over the alleged transgressions and accused the govt. of keeping the nation in the dark.
With the Prime Minister denying any incursion outright, his statement has raised more questions than answers.