Cong red flags Chinese missile structures near the border

TC Bureau New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday once again targeted the Narendra Modi government over the construction for the deployment of missiles at the India-China borders and said that the government should discuss the China border issue during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Addressing a virtual press conference, party leader Rajeev Shukla said: “As per the latest information and satellite images, it has come to notice that China is constructing the base for surface-to-surface missile, which is dangerous for our national security.”

He said the current developments are worrisome as these are very close to Indian borders.

Showing the satellite pictures, Shukla said that at the Doka La (Doka pass) and Naku La (Naku pass) points where seven Indian soldiers were injured on May 9.

He claimed that the Chinese are constructing the maximum structures in these areas.

“China has made such a strategy that their entire army can be deployed there… due to which there is more presence (of the Chinese) on the borders of Arunachal Pradesh and other northeastern states.

The Congress leader said that on August 1, 2018, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala raised the issue of Chinese Army presence in the area above Siliguri, also known as Chicken’s Neck.

If we look at the Chicken’s Neck areas, then at that time it was clearly visible how the infrastructure construction was going on in full swing by China, he said.

“Now they have constructed all the infrastructure and they are trying to surround us from all sides, whether its Lipu Lake area in Uttarakhand, Doklam or the border area near Ladakh borders and they are also installing the surface to surface missile and increasing their army presence, which is a cause of worry for India,” Shukla said.

The Congress leader said that in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament from September 14, the government should discuss the India China border issue after the Covid-19 issue on priority.

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