Repulse PLA troops from Ladakh: BJP

Published: 25th April 2013 09:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2013 09:20 AM   |  A+A-

The BJP on Wednesday called upon the Centre to fearlessly go ahead with further strong measures to repulse the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops’ incursion into Ladakh even as it faulted the UPA’s handling of the situation. The main Opposition party, while promising to stand by the government on the issue, suggested that the matter cannot be dealt with through flag meetings, but requires handling at the level of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet ministers.

And BJP chief Rajnath Singh said the entire nation was concerned over the incident and wanted to know how the Manmohan Singh Government was handling the issue. “The BJP wants the issue to be handled fearlessly by the Centre. We will stand by the Centre on the issue,” he said. Party spokesman Prakash Javadekar said the PLA incursions were a very serious matter, but the Centre was not handling it with the necessary seriousness.

“The issue cannot be resolved through Flag Meetings at the border. Two such meetings have failed. The matter should be dealt with at the level of the Prime Minister, External Affairs Minister and the Defence minister,” he said. “Two weeks back, 50 armed soldiers and two helicopters entered our side of the border and came 10 km inside. They came upto Daulat Beg Oldi sector air strip from where India had flown sorties during the 1962 war,” he noted.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp